Teen Tales: The Twelve Dancing Princesses
Impoverished generous home-bound soldier Val, following Gaiman's "Instructions", lost in the forest, feeds and heeds a hungry old woman.
Old: "Did you win the battle?"
Val: "So they say. I could not see, from where I stood, that winning was much better than losing."
Old: "How would you like to be king?"
Val: "Better than being a beggar."
To he who finds where 12 princesses go dancing every night, their father promises "his kingdom and a daughter". Will Val succeed where so many have failed?