Tomcil, Beauty And The Beast | children’s books, storytelling & stories for kids

Beauty and The beast story. Remembering his promise to Beauty, he bent down to pick a rose, instantly, out of the rose garden, sprang a horrible beast, wearing splendid clothes. Two bloodshot eyes, gleaming angrily, glared at him, and a deep, terrifying voice growled…

Beauty-and-the-Beast-body-storytelling-for-children-tomcil-storyTomcil was about to leave French when out of nowhere this pretty looking girl with a soft hand showed up and pick him up.

“What is a handsome kitty like you doing in a place like this?” asked her

“Purr .. purr .. purr .. .” Tomcil responded to her question.

” Well, I am Beauty and I think I am just going to take you home with me! She said.

The next day, Beauty’s  father, as a merchant set off for the market, he asked each of his three daughters what she would like as a present on his return. The first daughter wanted a brocade dress, the second a pearl necklace, but Beauty the third one, the youngest, prettiest and sweetest of them all, said to her father:

“All I’d like is a rose you’ve picked especially for me!”

When the merchant had finished his business, he set off for home. However, a sudden storm blew up, and his horse could hardly make headway in the howling gale. Cold and weary, the merchant had lost all hope of reaching an inn when he suddenly noticed a bright light shining in the middle of a wood. As he drew near, he saw that it was a castle, bathed in light.

“I hope I’ll find shelter there for the night,” he said to himself. When he reached the door, he saw it was open, but though he shouted, nobody came to greet him. Plucking up courage, he went inside, still calling out to attract attention. On a table in the main hall, a splendid dinner lay already served. The merchant lingered, still shouting for the owner of the castle. But no one came, and so the starving merchant sat down to a hearty meal.

Beauty-and-the-Beast-tomcil-storytelling-children-1Overcome by curiosity, he ventured upstairs, where the corridor led into magnificent rooms and halls. A fire crackled in the first room, and a soft bed looked very inviting. It was now late, and the merchant could not resist. He lay down on the bed and fell fast asleep. When he woke next morning, an unknown hand had placed a mug of steaming coffee and some fruit by his bedside.

The merchant had breakfast and after tidying himself up, went downstairs to thank his generous host. But, as on the evening before, there was nobody in sight. Shaking his head in wonder at the strangeness of it all, he went towards the garden where he had left his horse, tethered to a tree. Suddenly, a large rose bush caught his eye.

Remembering his promise to Beauty, he bent down to pick a rose. Instantly, out of the rose garden, sprang a horrible beast, wearing splendid clothes. Two bloodshot eyes, gleaming angrily, glared at him and a deep, terrifying voice growled: “Ungrateful man! I gave you shelter, you ate at my table and slept in my own bed, but now all the thanks I get is the theft of my favorite flowers! I shall put you to death for this slight!” Trembling with fear, the merchant fell on his knees before the Beast.

“Forgive me! Forgive me! Don’t kill me! I’ll do anything you say! The rose wasn’t for me, it was for my daughter Beauty. I promised to bring her back a rose from my journey!” The Beast dropped the paw it had clamped on the unhappy merchant.

“I shall spare your life, but on one condition, which you bring me your daughter and her kitty Tomcil!” The terror-stricken merchant, faced with certain death if he did not obey, promised that he would do so. When he reached home in tears, his three daughters ran to greet him. After he had told them of his dreadful adventure, Beauty put his mind at rest immediately.

“Dear father, I’d do anything for you! Don’t worry. You’ll be able to keep your promise and save your life! Take Tomcil and me to the castle. I’ll stay there in your place!” The merchant hugged his daughter.

Beauty-and-the-Beast-tomcil-storytelling-children-2“I never did doubt your love for me. For the moment I can only thank you for saving my life.” So Beauty and Tomcil were led to the castle. The Beast, however, had quite an unexpected greeting for the girl and Tomcil. Instead of menacing doom as it had done with her father, it was surprisingly pleasant.

In the beginning, Beauty was frightened of the Beast and shuddered at the sight of it. But Tomcil never stops consoling her heart, rubbing his head against her legs, purring that everything is going to be ok. Tomcil asked her to be kind to the Beast. Later on, she found that in spite of the monster’s awful head, her horror of it was gradually fading as time went by. She had one of the finest rooms in the Castle, and sat for hours next to Tomcil, embroidering in front of the fire. And the Beast would sit, for hours on end, only a short distance away, silently gazing at her and Tomcil. Then it started to say a few kind words, till in the end, Beauty was amazed to discover that she was actually enjoying its conversation. The days passed, and Beauty and the Beast became good friends. Then one day, the Beast asked the girl to be his wife.

Taken by surprise, Beauty did not know what to say. Marry such an ugly monster? She would rather die! But Tomcil asked her not to hurt the feelings of one who, after all, had been kind to her. And she had to remember too that she owed it her own life as well as her father’s.

“I really can’t say yes,” she began shakily. “I’d so much like to…” The Beast interrupted her with an abrupt gesture.

“I quite understand! And I’m not offended by your refusal!” Life went on as usual, and nothing further was said. One day, the Beast presented Beauty with a great magic mirror. When Beauty peeped into it, she could see her family, far away.

“You won’t feel so lonely now,” were the words that accompanied the gift. Beauty stared for hours at her distant family. Then she began to feel worried. One day, the Beast found her weeping beside the magic mirror with Tomcil licking her face.

“What’s wrong?” he asked, kindly as always.

“My father is gravely ill and close to dying! Oh, how I wish I could see him again before it’s too late!” But the Beast only shook its head.

Beauty-and-the-Beast-tomcil-storytelling-children-3“No! You will never leave this castle!” And off it stalked in a rage. However, a little later, it returned and spoke solemnly to the girl.

“If you swear that you will return here in seven days time, I’ll let you go and visit your father, but Tomcil must stay here!” Beauty threw herself at the Beast’s feet in delight.

“I swear! I swear I will! How kind you are! You’ve made loving daughter so happy!” In reality, the merchant had fallen ill from a broken heart at knowing his daughter was being kept a prisoner. When he embraced her again, he was soon on the road to recovery. Beauty stayed beside him for hours on end, describing her life at the Castle, and explaining that the Beast was really

good and kind. The days flashed past, and at last, the merchant was able to leave his bed. He was completely well again. Beauty was happy at last. However, she had failed to notice that seven days had gone by.

Then one night she woke from a terrible nightmare. She had dreamt that the Beast and Tomcil were both  dying and calling for her, twisting in agony.

“Come back! Come back to us!” it was pleading. The solemn promise she had made drove her to leave home immediately.

“Hurry! Hurry, good horse!” she said, whipping her steed onwards towards the castle, afraid that she might arrive too late. She rushed up the stairs, calling The Beast and Tomcil .. Tomcil  soon showed up and whispurred to her to rush into the garden . Beauty’s heart in her mouth, She ran into the garden and there crouched the Beast, its eyes shut, as though dead. Beauty threw herself at it and hugged it tightly.

“Don’t die! Don’t die! I’ll marry you . . .” At these words, a miracle took place. The Beast’s ugly snout turned magically into the face of a handsome young man.

“How I’ve been longing for this moment!” he said. “I was suffering in silence, and couldn’t tell my frightful secret. An evil witch turned me into a monster and only the love of a maiden willing to accept me as I was, could transform me back into my real self. My dearest! I’ll be so happy if you’ll marry me.”

The wedding took place shortly after and, from that day on, the young Prince would have nothing but roses in his gardens. And that’s why, to this day, the castle is known as the Castle of the Rose.

Tomcil was so happy for both of them, after the wedding, he continues spreading his purrs around the world.Beauty-and-the-Beast-main1-copy

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  1. John, the best three-day vacation is to leave the kids with Aunt Rose or Cousin Donna and take the wife someplace like Vegas or Berd.mauOh, speaking of Bermuday, you also could take the four day Bermuda cruise. I’ve heard it’s nice.

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