The story really began the day the prince found the damsel in distress.
Though this prince was courting another maiden, he unhappy within his own heart. As luck would have it, the maiden who he was courting presented him to the damsel in distress.
After soothing words, the two of them realized that their castles were near one another’s in the land of West Side. “Oh prince, I see you wait for the next caravan to take you on your travels home, but I have a horse and stage coach of mine own in which I could have you a ride.”
From this point on, the prince and the damsel rode throughout the land together. The joy in their journeys however, made the prince realize how unfulfilling his present courtship was. He realized that the birds sang their songs louder when he was around the damsel, but often only heard the sound of the woodpecker when around the maiden.
Before long, the prince left the maiden to be with the damsel. They continued to court one another until the year 999, when they brought their hearts together in marriage. As the years past, the prince and princess had children who only fulfilled their lives even more.
And they lived happily ever after.