Monsieur LeGrand came to visit Papa, Maman, Celeste, April and Annabelle (Belle). There always was an order to the sisters. And once LeGrand came Belle was the last one to come in the room which was normal, but when she came in she was standing in between her sisters which was weird. LeGrand asked where Belle was. Belle assumed that since her sisters were so beautiful it covered her beauty, that could not be compared to her sisters.
Where is Belle?
LeGrand doesn't see me because of my sisters.
Belle went to question Papa who was at his workshop. She asked him does he think that she is as beautiful as her sisters. Belle knew he wouldn't answer precociously because he doesn't compare people to people, but compares to there best version of themselves. Belle was trying to convince her father that her beauty does not match her name and while doing so she was carving wood, which she had a real talent for. She cut herself with a woodcarving knife, Papa helped and stopped the wound from bleed and promised not to tell Maman.
Belle Author:Cameron Dokey By: Elizabeth Tsimura
Am I beautiful like my sisters?
Papa's ships were not returning and so he was losing money which made the whole family sell a lot of there belongings to stay in that house. But later it came down to selling their house which made them move from the city into the country. While they were moving to the new house they had to go throw the forest. The forest had a bunch of stories about it, that the sisters knew of. Two of them stood out the most, which was about a monster and the one LeGrand told them, about the Heartwood Tree which was a tree that appears to only people that show true love and care for someone else.
Did you know about the Heartwood tree?
The new place was changing the family, in a good way like they don't mind to get dirty and are were responsible for their own choirs. And when Papa was leave to the city because a boat, named after his daughter, April Dawn was being repaired, he asked the girls what they wanted from the city. But to his surprise the girls didn't ask for a new dress or something fancy, but asked for flowers that Maman liked so they could put it in the garden.
What do you girls want from the city? I will do my best to get it.
After 4 weeks, Papa came back home and began telling the family about his adventure, how he came across gates which he'd never seen before. He entered and saw the Heartwood tree. He stood there admiring the tree when a branch feel right in front of him. He picked it up and then a beast showed up and said if he wanted to keep it, he needs to stare him in the eyes for 5 seconds straight. He failed to do so, he told the beast about Belle. The beast gave him the option to come back in two weeks, either him or Belle. When Belle heard this news, she right away said I'll go. Two weeks went by, Belle left.
The beast told Belle, when she arrived, he didn't intend on eating. He just wanted her to look him in the eyes for five seconds straight and to tell the story of the Heartwood tree because that was her talent. She failed to do both of those things, but through this process they feel in love. Because of Belle and the beast, named Gaspard, she found out the the Heartwood tree meant true love and to care for the people you care for. After this her sister, April got married and so did Belle and Gaspard, the beast.