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To repay her father's debt to the king, the miller's daughter must spin the royal stable's straw into gold. A retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, with a romantic twist.

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Tales Retold šŸ–¤ Rumpelstiltskin

To save her father's life, she'd told the king that she could spin straw into gold.

To save her father's life, she'd told the king that she could spin straw into gold. To test her unusual power, the king took her to his stables and ordered her to do her magic.

If she were telling the truth, not only would she clear her father's debt, but the king would also grant her one wish.

If she were telling the truth, not only would she clear her father's debt, but the king would also grant her one wish. If she were lying, she would be executed three days hence.

The miller's daughter did not know what to do, because surely the king would have her head.

The miller's daughter did not know what to do, because surely the king would have her head. But just when she thought all hope was lost, a fellow prisoner snuck into her cell.

The man had long, pointy ears, and his right foot was chained to a heavy metal ball.

The man had long, pointy ears, and his right foot was chained to a heavy metal ball. He told her that he knew magic, and that he would help because he admired her sacrifice.

She allowed him to take her place at the spindle and work through the night.

She allowed him to take her place at the spindle and work through the night. While he worked, she kept him company by asking him about his presence in the castle.

She discovered that he was an imp which the king had captured a long time ago.

She discovered that he was an imp which the king had captured a long time ago. He was 'bound' to the ball attached to his foot, which was why he could not go outside.

For three days and nights, the imp spun and spun until every last inch of straw had been used.

For three days and nights, the imp spun and spun until every last inch of straw had been used. In that same time, the miller's daughter became fond of her new friend.

Unlike most other imps, he was not wild or mischievious but kind and polite.

Unlike most other imps, he was not wild or mischievious but kind and polite. He liked to talk about the many places he wanted to visit, if only the king would set him free.

So on the final day of her detainment, she presented the spun gold to the king.

So on the final day of her detainment, she presented the spun gold to the king. The old man was so overjoyed that, then and there, he asked for her hand in marriage.

But she reminded him of the one wish he'd promised to grant her.

But she reminded him of the one wish he'd promised to grant her. And for this wish, she asked the king to give the poor imp his freedom.

Having made the promise already, the king had no choice but to do as she asked of him.

Having made the promise already, the king had no choice but to do as she asked of him. Her friend was set free, and he returned to his magical kingdom as soon as possible.

A few days later, Rumpelstiltskin, the long-lost prince of the imps, arrived at her home and asked if she would become his bride.

A few days later, Rumpelstiltskin, the long-lost prince of the imps, arrived at her home and asked if she would become his bride. She happily agreed, and they were wed soon after.

END Thank you for reading! I hope you liked this version of the story. Feel free to read the other stories in the Tales Retold series. šŸ–¤ Ann Sepino (annsepino.mystrikingly.com)

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