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Well of the worlds end.
From English Fairy Tales, by Joseph Jacobs (coll. & ed.)
Start of Story
Well, she didn't mind doing that, so she got it a bowl of milk and
bread, and fed it well. And when the frog, had finished, it said:
"Go with me to bed, my hinny, my heart,
Go with me to bed, my own darling;
Mind you the words you spake to me,
Down by the cold well, so weary."
But that the girl wouldn't do, till her stepmother said: "Do what you
promised, girl; girls must keep their promises. Do what you're bid, or
out you go, you and your froggie."
So the girl took the frog with her to bed, and kept it as far away
from her as she could. Well, just as the day was beginning to break
what should the frog say but:
"Chop off my head, my hinny, my heart,
Chop off my head, my own darling;
Remember the promise you made to me,
Down by the cold well so weary."
At first the girl wouldn't, for she thought of what the frog had done
for her at the Well of the World's End. But when the frog said the
words over again, she went and took an axe and chopped off its head,
and lo! and behold, there stood before her a handsome young prince,
who told her that he had been enchanted by a wicked magician, and he
could never be unspelled till some girl would do his bidding for a
whole night, and chop off his head at the end of it.
The stepmother was that surprised when she found the young prince
instead of the nasty frog, and she wasn't best pleased, you may be
sure, when the prince told her that he was going to marry her
stepdaughter because she had unspelled him. So they were married and
went away to live in the castle of the king, his father, and all the
stepmother had to console her was, that it was all through her that
her stepdaughter was married to a prince.