The Hidden One

The Hidden One

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Storyboard Description

Native American take on Cinderella

Storyboard Text

  • A long time ago, in a village by a lake, lived an invisible hunter known as the Hidden One. It was said that any woman that was able to see him would become his bride. The Hidden One's sister, the Patient One, tested all the young woman who believed they could be his bride, but years passed and still none succeeded.
  • The older sister threatened Little Scarface that if she ever told their father, she'd get it worse next time, so she kept quiet. When the father would ask why Scarface was burned, the eldest sister blamed her clumsiness and said she was playing in the fire.
  • There were two sisters living in the same village as the Hidden One who had lost their mom. The sweet younger sister was beaten and burned by her cruel older sister when their father went out to hunt. She had so many scars she became known as Little Scarface.
  • One day, the older sister informed Little Scarface she was going to marry the Hidden One. She set out and was greeted by the Patient One. When the Hidden One came back from his hunt, the older sister could not see him but pretended she did. She returned to the wigwam the Hidden One and Patient One lived in, thinking that the Patient One believed her, but ran crying when the Patient One told her that her brother would never marry a liar and a fool.
  • The older sister returned home crying, and Scarface asked her for clothes so that she may visit the Hidden One. The older sister slapped her and screamed at her, so Little Scarface had to make clothes out of tree bark. When she walked through the village, everyone taunted her and made fun of her clothing, scars, and singed hair.
  • Upon arriving at the Hidden One's wigwam, Scarface helped the Patient One make dinner. When the Hidden One was returning home, Scarface was able to see him! She pointed out his shoulder strap made of the rainbow and bowstring made of the Milky Way. The Patient one grinned, led Scarface inside, and washed her with a special water that made her scars disappear. A magic comb made her hair grow back, all the way to her waist.
  • The Patient One braided the beautiful Scarface's long hair, then gave her a wedding dress. The Hidden One arrived, and the Patient One announced that he had been discovered. The Hidden One held Scarface's hands and told her he had waited for years to find a woman of pure heart and brave spirit. They got married, and Little Scarface's new name became the Lovely One, for she too had been hidden, and now was hidden no more.
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