Beauty enjoyed her time spent with her family. Her older sisters had both found gentlemen at a fancy ball they had attended in their new dresses. The men immediately asked for their hands in marriage, and luckily for the sisters both men were quite rich and lived in town. Although the men were very focused on work and not very kind to her sisters, Beauty was still glad to see them so happy and she was thankful they had each other.
The merchant’s business was growing again, so much so that Beauty’s father approached her with a question. He asked if she would like to move into town again, but Beauty preferred the countryside. Her father only wanted to make Beauty happy, so they remained in their cottage near the duck pond. Her father was travelling for business again, so Beauty filled her time reading books, but she longed for the wonderful library in the Beast’s castle.