Later that evening, as the girl’s mother and father were inside their home, the witch approached the house and found the girl and prince sitting by the stream.  The witch dipped her wand in the special brew she had boiled for the father and pointed it directly at the prince.

As the old man does desire
You in the stream to splash and flop.
Oh, change thee into orange fire,
And I will make you swim non-stop!

As she chanted this spell, a magical mist shrouded the two friends.  The young girl fell into a temporary sleep and the prince was changed into a bright orange fish.

In fish form, the prince flopped into the air and came down in the brook with a large splash. The current of the water took the poor prince away from the girl’s house.

Marie and the Orange Fish: spell


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