extract from 'Naveed', as featured in MIR7
Once upon a time, there was a prince. He lived in an enchanted haveli , surrounded by mango orchards. When the prince came of age, his father the king sent envoys far and wide in search of a suitable wife. But the prince already knew the girl he wanted to marry: the doe-eyed beauty with long brown hair who lived in the village. The prince had spied her one day, when he was out on a pheasant shikar , bathing and washing clothes in a secluded tract of the river. Although the king and queen were horrified at the thought of the prince marrying a commoner they were brought round by his resolve. The prince and the girl were married and soon had many . . .
Once upon a time, a prince . . . in an enchanted haveli . . . search for a wife . . . prince knew he wanted to marry . . . Doe-eyed beauty with long brown hair . . . Prince had spied, bathing and washing clothes . . . The king and queen were horrified . . . were brought round . . . The prince and the girl were married and . . .
Once upon a time a prince an enchanted haveli doe-eyed beauty with long brown hair king and queen horrified prince and the girl married and soon . . .
I have forgotten the rest. Anyway this is the best part. That is why I always remember it. Maybe it turns sad after this. I don’t like to remember the sad bits. I will tell it to you another day when the rest comes back to me. But not if it is sad.