Beauty and The Beast - English Short Stories for Kids - Short Stories for KidsThis is the Beauty and the Beast short story. In a far away land, lived a merchant and his beautiful daughter named Beauty. One day, the merchant got lost in the woods and reached a castle. He went inside and seeing nobody inside, decided to spend the night there. More about Beauty and the Beast.
Beauty and the Beast Shorter Version
Once upon a time there lived a wealthy merchant and his three daughters. One day, the father was to go to a far-off place and he asked his daughters what they wanted on his return. The first and the second daughter asked for lovely dresses. It was dark and the merchant tried to find a place to sleep. He suddenly found a huge castle and went inside to find nobody.
The two eldest were called Marigold and Dressalinda. Never a day passed but these two went out to some feast or junketing; but Beauty, the youngest, loved to stay at home and keep her old father company. Now, it happened that misfortune came upon the merchant. Ships of his which were sailing the high seas loaded with valuable goods, were wrecked, and in one day he found that he was no longer the richest merchant in the city, but a very poor man. There was still left to him a little house in the country, and to this, when everything else had been sold, he retired. His three daughters, of course, went with him. Marigold and Dressalinda were very cross to think that they had lost all their money, and after being so rich and sought after, they must now live in a miserable cottage.
This story is about true love which transforms the beast into a prince. In real life, not only fairy tales, every person we consider to be a soul mate is a beautiful prince or princess. The fairytale has a happy ending because the great love between the beauty and the beast was real and when the beauty declared the love for the beast he transformed into a beautiful prince. The fairytale of the beauty and the beast starts with a young girl who lived with her father and two sisters. They lived a good life in a big house but due to some unfortunate turn of events her father lost all his money. They were forced to move into a smaller house.
Once upon a time there was a very rich man who lived with his three daughters. The two older daughters laughed at anyone who did not dress as well as they did. If the two of them were not resting at home, they were out shopping for as many fine dresses and hats as they could carry home. The youngest daughter, Beauty, loved to read. They laughed. Look at your hair. You look like a servant girl!