When he arrived home his daughters were overjoyed to see him. The eldest daughters’ happiness only lasted until they realized their father had come home empty handed.
“What are we supposed to do now?”” the middle daughter wailed.
Their father, tired after his terrible journey, simply sighed and turned to Beauty. He stretched out his hand and presented the most beautiful red rose.
“Oh Father! This means everything to me, thank you!” Beauty exclaimed. Unfortunately, her gratitude was stopped short as her father explained the cost of the rose.