In golden times, when still helped one, there lived a king whose daughters were all beautiful. But the youngest was so beautiful that the sun was astonished whenever it shone in her face. Close by the king´s castle lay a great dark forest, and under an old lime- tree in the forest was a well. When the day was very warm, the king´s child went out into the forest. She sat down by the side of the cool fountain. When she was bored she took a golden ball, and threw it up on high and caught it. This ball was her favorite plaything.