The Prince Reveals Himself

Image description.

Under vast ice-shaped arches, on a dais of snow covered with snowy furs, sat a man clad all in white. His shoulders were broad, his forehead deep, and keen were his iceblue eyes. His face was young, and unlined, for all that his hair was white as the winter sky. The Princess put her hand into her pocket and drew out her motherís gift, and the moment she loosed the strings, she knew him for the White Bear that had stolen her away, and for the white cat that had licked her tears, and for the Master of the Castle that she had served. Image drawn by Jeni Malament, used with friendly permission.