Hello class! Its everyone's favorite time of the year!
That part is definitely going to be mines.
Well hello there.
Ugh, this is absurd!
The school play was the most exciting thing all year. It was always Prince Charming and the Sleeping Beauty, but no two presentations were ever the same.
There never was any doubt about Prince Charming and the sleeping Beauty. They were always light-skinned. And though nobody ever discussed those things openly, it was an accepted fact that a lack of pigmentation was a decided advantage in the Prince Charming and Sleeping Beauty sweepstakes.
I knew the Prince’s role from start to finish,having played the Head Evil Fairy opposite it for two seasons. And Prince Charming was one character whose lines Miss LaPrade never varied much in her many versions. I knew I was doomed from start. They gave the part to Leonardius Wright, a yaller. I had been in love with Sarah since kindergarten. But, above all, he too was in love with Sarah Williams. And now he got the chance to kiss Sarah every day in rehearsing the awakening scene.
I cut loose with a right to the chin, and Prince Charming dropped his shining sword and staggered back.His astonishment lasted only one minute, though, for he lowered his head and came charging in, fists flailing.
When the curtain rand down, the forces of Good and Evil were locked in combat. And Sleeping Beauty was wide awake and streaking for the wings. They rang the curtains back up fifteen minutes later, and we finished the play.
Prince Charming will probably remember my sneering corpse to his dying day. They wouldn't let me appear in the grand dramatic offering at all the next year. But I didn't care. I couldn't have been Prince Charming anyways.