The ugly duckling


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The Ugly Duckling



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The Ugly Duckling (el patito feo)

The Ugly Duckling

Characters: Narrator, Mother Duck, 6 Brothers, Pig, Cow, Goat, Ugly Duckling, Birds, Geese, Old Woman, Hen, Farmer, Swans, Children


Narrator: Once upon a time on an old farm, there was a duck family, and Mother Duck had been sitting on a clutch of new eggs.

Mother Duck: It was about time that my eggs hatch! … 1,2,3,4,5,6 ducklings I have!

Narrator: But something was not right.

Mother Duck: Mmmm… that egg didn`t hatch, and it is bigger than the rest… I don`t remember laying that seventh egg…  I wonder how it got here… or did I count the eggs wrongly?

Narrator: But before she had time to think about it, the last egg finally hatched. A strange looking duckling with gray feathers not yellow looked at a worried mother. The ducklings grew quickly, but Mother Duck had a secret worry.

Mother Duck: I can’t understand how this ugly duckling can be one of mine!.

Narrator: The gray duckling certainly wasn’t pretty, and since he ate more than his brothers, he was bigger. As the days went by, the poor ugly duckling became more and more unhappy. His brothers didn’t want to play with him.

6 Brothers: Stay away from us!  We don´t want to play with you.  You are so ugly, you are not one of us!

Narrator: And all the animals in the farm laughed at him.

Pig, Cow, Goat: Ha, ha, ha.. you look so funny! Where did you come from?  Did you get lost?  Stay away from us, you don´t belong here.

Narrator: He felt sad and lonely, while Mother Duck did her best to console him.

Mother DucK: Poor little ugly duckling! Why are you so different from the others?

Narrator: And the ugly duckling felt worse than ever. He secretly cried at night. He felt nobody wanted him.

Ugly Duckling: Nobody loves me, they all tease me! Why am I different from my brothers?  sniff, sniff

Narrator: Then one day, at sunrise, he ran away from the farmyard. He stopped at a pond and began to question all the other birds.

Ugly DucKling: Do you know of any ducklings with gray feathers like mine?

Narrator: But everyone shook their heads.

Birds: We don’t know anyone as ugly as you.

Narrator: The ugly duckling did not give up, however, and kept on making questions. He went to another pond, where a pair of large geese gave him the same answer to his question.

Ugly DucKling: Do you know of any ducklings with gray feathers like mine?

Geese: We don’t know anyone as ugly as you. Don’t stay here! Go away! It’s dangerous. There are men with guns around here!

Narrator: The duckling was sorry he had ever left the farmyard. Then one day, his travels took him near an old countrywoman’s cottage. Thinking he was a stray goose, she caught him.

Old Woman: I’ll put this in a henhouse. I hope it’s a female and lays plenty of eggs!

Narrator: Said the old woman, whose eyesight was poor. But the ugly duckling laid not a single egg. The hen kept frightening him.

Hen: Just wait! If you don’t lay eggs, the old woman will kill you and pop you into the pot!

Narrator: And the cat said.

Cat: Hee! Hee! I hope the woman cooks you, then I can eat your bones!

Narrator: The poor ugly duckling was so scared that he lost his appetite, though the old woman kept stuffing him with food and grumbling:

Old Woman: If you won’t lay eggs, at least hurry up and  get fat!

Ugly Duckling: Oh, dear me! , I’ll die of fright first! And I hope someone love me!

Narrator: Then one night, he escaped. Once again he was all alone. He run as far away as he could.

Ugly Duckling: If nobody wants me, I’ll hid here forever.

Narrator: There was a lot of food, and the duckling began to feel a little happier, though he was lonely. One day at sunrise, he saw a flight of beautiful birds. White, with long necks, yellow beaks and large wings, they were migrating south.

Ugly Duckling: If only I could look like them, just for a day!

Narrator: Winter came and the water froze. The poor duckling left home to seek food in the snow. He dropped exhausted to the ground, but a farmer found him and put him in his big jacket pocket.

Farmer: I’ll take him home to my children. They’ll look after him. Poor thing, he’s frozen!

Narrator: The duckling was showered with kindly care at the farmer’s house. In this way, the ugly duckling was able to survive the cold winter.  However, by springtime, he had grown so big that the farmer decided:

Farmer: I’ll set him free by the pond!

Narrator: That was when the duckling saw himself mirrored in the water.

Ugly Duckling: Goodness! How I’ve changed! I hardly recognize myself!

Narrator: The flight of swans came on to the pond. When the duckling saw them, he realized he was one of their kind, and soon made friends.

Swans: We’re swans like you! . Where have you been hiding?

Ugly Duckling: It’s a long story.

Narrator: Now, he swam majestically with his fellow swans. One day, he heard children on the river bank exclaim:

Children: Look at that young swan! He’s the most beautiful of them all!

Narrator: And he almost burst with happiness.

Sleeping Beauty (la bella durmiente)

Sleeping beauty











Fairy 1

Fairy 2

Fairy 3

Fairy 4

Fairy 5

Fairy 6

Fairy 7

Fairy 8

Old Fairy



Old Man


Narrator: Once upon a time there were a King and a Queen who wanted to have a child.


Queen: Oh! If I only had a child.


Narrator: But they never had one. One day, a frog leap out of the water onto the land and said to the Queen.


Frog: Your wish will be fulfilled. You will have a daughter.


Narrator: What the frog had said came true and the Queen had a little girl who was very pretty.


Queen: Our baby girl is beautiful. Why don´t we celebrate her birth?


King: That´s a great idea! Let´s have a big party.


Guard: The King announces that next Sunday, the little princess will be baptized. Everybody is invited to the palace.

Man: Hail to the King!

Crowd: Hail to the King!

Woman: Hail to the Queen!

Crowd: Hail to the Queen!

Man: Hail to the Princess!

Crowd: Hail to the Princess!

Narrator: The happy King and Queen gave a feast. They invited all the good fairies in the land.


King: Hello fairies! You are all very welcome!


Queen: Thank you for coming!


Fairies: Thank you for inviting us!


Narrator: One by one, each fairy gave the baby princess a gift.

Fairy 1: She will be the most beautiful princess.

Fairy 2: She will be like an angel.

Fairy 3: She will be the most gracious girl in the kingdom.

Fairy 4: She will be the greatest dancer.

Fairy 5: She will be loved by everybody.


Fairy 6: She will have the sweetest voice unimaginable.


Fairy 7: She will be the most charming and cheerful little girl in the world.


Fairy 8: She will be known by her goodness with others


Narrator: When the last fairy was about to speak, an old fairy entered the palace.

Old Fairy : Ha, ha, ha, ha… I wasn`t invited! You didn`t invite the oldest fairy… ha, ha, ha, ha…very good, then… instead of a gift, I will give her a spell… the princess will in her fifteenth birthday prick herself with a spindle, and fall down dead… ha, ha, ha, ha, ha


King: Can you break the spell, good fairy?


Fairy 8: Don´t worry your majesty. I can´t break the spell, but I can make it better. She will sleep for a hundred years.

Queen: (crying) A hundred years! No!


Narrator: The King ordered to burn every spindle in the land.


Narrator: Fifteen years passed. On her fifteenth birthday, the princess climbed up a tower and she found an old lady who was sitting with her spindle.

Princess: Oh, sweet old lady. What are you doing?

Old Lady: Don`t you see, young girl? I am spinning.

Princess: It`s very nice. Can I try it?

Old Lady: Sure.

Princess: Show me how, old lady? … like this? Ohhh

Narrator: And the princess pricked her finger with the spindle, and fell to the ground. Then the king called the last fairy.

King: Now, what is going to happen, good fairy?

Fairy 6: She will sleep for a hundred years. Every body in the kingdom will fall into a deep sleep too, including the maids, noblemen, maidens, animals, guards, and the whole court, including you and the queen, so that when the princess wakes up she will not be alone.

King: What about this castle?

Fairy 6: This castle will remain in the middle of a deep forest, and nobody will be able to get near it, until a hundred years have passed. Don`t worry, your majesty, your daughter then will be very happy.

Narrator: Time passed by rapidly. The forest was so deep that people could only see the castle`s towers. One day…

Prince: Uhh, horse, uhhh… Good morning, old man. What are you doing.

Old Man: I am taking care of my sheep. This is the only thing I can do.

Prince: How old are you?

Old Man: Well, 75 years old.

Prince: Then you must know who the owner of that magnificent palace is.

Old Man: Oh, yes sir. A long time ago… my father told me that the castle is under a spell. He said that a beautiful princess is there, waiting for a prince to wake her up and marry her. But, for now, nobody can go inside.

Prince: Don`t worry old man, I will.

Old Man: But you can`t… the forest will not let you in.

Prince: Good-bye!

Narrator: That man was a very handsome prince who was hunting in the nearby woods. The prince´s horse galloped toward the castle where sleeping beauty was waiting. When he arrived, the trees let him in until he reached the great staircase that led to the castle.

Prince: That old man was right! The castle is in a deep sleep…. Everybody is sleeping, guards, maids, birds… but, I have to look for the princess.

Narrator: Finally, in a small room, he found the beautiful princess sleeping, lying in a bed wearing a gold embroidered dress. The prince approached her; he knelt down, and kissed her.

Prince: Beautiful Princess

Princess: Ohh, where am I?

Prince: In your palace. You have just woken up from a hundred-year sleep.

Princess: Why did I sleep so much?. Who are you?

Prince: I am a prince, son of a king. I came to wake you up. The good fairy told me the story, and she said that the bad fairy died a long time ago.

Princess: No, no, prince, I don`t remember anything. And now,what?

Prince: Now we will go to my palace. We will get married, and we will invite all the fairies that made you so beautiful, gracious, smart, good…

Princess: Oh, yes, prince.

Prince: We will be the happiest king and queen on earth.

Narrator: When they arrived to the prince’s kingdom, the crowd was already gathered in the streets.

Crowd: Hail to the Princess! Hail to the Prince! Hail to the king and queen!

Narrator: And that is how the princess after a hundred year sleep, became a queen, and lived happily forever and ever.

The End

Author:  Grimm Brothers