When the messenger returned on the third day he told the queen that he had wandered the forest and come across a strange little man dancing and prancing around a large fire.  Her servant began to sing a song that had a very familiar tune.

Rumpelstilstkin dancing

With this, the queen recognized the tune as the one that the strange little man had always been humming.  She herself danced and pranced around her room, happy with the news.  Moments later the little man bounced into her room.

“Well, my queen.  What is my name?” he asked with a sly grin on his face.


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