By Phoenix, April 30, 2015
Word Count: 1031
Summary: A classic tale in verse.
Part 3: The Dances
Now presently a dance was held
In a place not far away
And the servants were permitted
To go and to look on
At all the grand people who’d be there.
All the other maids went gladly
But Cap o’ Rushes said that she was tired
And stayed behind.
When the others had gone
The girl threw off her rushy cape
And clean and shining from head to toe
Wearing her fine silken clothes
She went in secret to the dance
And she was the fairest maid there.
The young son of her master
Just happened to be there
And when he looked upon her
He thought he’d never seen
A maid so lovely or so fair.
He fell in love directly
Though he did not know her name
And danced with her the whole night through.
But before the dancing ended
Cap o’ Rushes slipped away
And sped back to the grand house
To pretend she was asleep
Before the others should arrive.