What The Rose Did To The Cypress

What the Rose did to the Cypress is a Persian fairy tale. Andrew Lang included it in The Brown Fairy Book (1904), with the note "Translated from two Persian MSS. in the possession of the British Museum and the India Office, and adapted, with some reservations, by Annette S. Beveridge."

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What The Rose Did To The Cypress - Synopsis
... hand could only be won by answering the riddle, "What did the rose do to the cypress?" and died for their failure ... else, but when the king went on asking what the prince wanted, the prince refused to ask for anything ... He was the cypress, and his wife, whom he had brought before them in chains and rags, was the rose ...

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