Chapter One"A nice, soft, comfortable bed and a good night's sleep! That's what would make me happy! I haven't slept a wink since I got here." And she pulled the covers up right over her head.
"Just a bed?" asked Claire.
"No, not any bed. A nice, comfortable, soft bed," said the princess. "Not like this pile of rocks that I'm sleeping on!"
"I see," said Claire. "Thank you, Your Highness."
"Maybe we should go ask a prince," Capricorn whispered.
"Pardon me, Miss Princess. Would you happen to know where we might find the nearest prince?" sked Claire.
"Try looking by the pond in the garden," said the princess.
"Good evening, Mr. Fairy," said Claire. "I was wondering, could you tell us what makes someone happy ever after?"
"What kind of someone?" he asked Claire.
"Well, how about you?" asked Claire.
"ME? That's easy," he said. "A good book and some peace and quiet! That's what makes me happy!"
"Well, how about a princess or prince, then?" Claire said.
"Hmmmmm. Do I look like a prince or princess, let me see ...," he said, paging through his book. "That would be ... p for 'Princess.' Ah, yes. She would be closest. Try the castle beyond those trees. Tower bedroom, on the left."
"Thank you, Sir Fairy," said Claire.
"Hello," Claire called down the wishing well.
"Hello, hello, hello," the wishing well echoed back.
"We have a question, Mr. Well," said Claire.
"Ask away," answered the well. "No charge for questions."
"Can you tell us what makes someone happy ever after?" said Claire.
"My dear, so far I've heard 1,682 wishes and no one has ever asked me that!" gurgled the well. "Do you have an easier question?"
"Not tonight," said Claire, who was getting very sleepy.