Agape: In Search of Universal Love
from the novel, The Lodging for the Rose
Rolf. A. F. Witzsche
Story 9 - The Royal Dance.
With the king's consent, therefore, the princess continued her dancing on occasions, as to her choosing, arriving unannounced as she had done so before. At the end of the year however, during her own birthday celebration, the princess dared once again to take the process one step further into the open. During the entertainment portion of her birthday celebration she danced before the king unembellished as she was born, and before the king's ministers, before her guests, before the maids and the butlers, and even before the boys that looked after the king's horses. Her dance became known, affectionately throughout the land, as the royal dance. It was said that her dancing didn't degrade the image of royalty, that it bestowed instead onto the people who saw her dancing, a certain 'royalty' of their own.
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