The Prince and the Magic Flowerpot -Outline. Ms. Nelson’s Beginning Drama Class. Once upon a time there was….
Ms. Nelson’s Beginning Drama Class
When the acorn splashed, the young man would make a wish. “I wish for a miracle for our poor village to no longer be poor,” he’d say with his eyes closed tight.
The young man jumped, startled when he opened his eyes. The woman smiled, her face radiant, almost glowing, and beautiful. “I have heard your generous wish many times, and wish to make you a generous offer.” She said sweetly. She lifted from behind her back a flowerpot.
Puzzled the young man replied, “Thank you. But what shall I do with this?”
So the young man dipped the pot in the water of the fountain, and inhaled deeply, and closed his eyes and wished for a miracle for the town not to be poor any longer. When he opened his eyes again, the mysterious woman had vanished.
When he got home, he put the pot on the table and continued to stare at it. “Maybe we can plant beans in the pot,” the young man’s mother suggested.
“Or a tiny lemon tree sapling,” said his father.
The young man started to agree when suddenly, the pot began to glow.
Suddenly the young man coughed himself awake. As his eyes fluttered, he wondered if it had all been a dream. But as his vision focused, he saw a most wondrous sight.
His house had turned into a palace with beautiful rooms and a cellar with a never ending supply of money. His mother and father wore extravagant robes and gleaming crowns. The young man found himself similarly dressed.
From then on the family ruled the city kindly, and nobody felt the pang of poverty again.