THE STORY OF BENSURDATU 115
Then Bensurdatu turned to her, and said: 'And if I were Bensurdatu, would you give the same answer to me?'
And as she stood silently gazing at him, he added: ' Yes, I am Bensurdatu; and this is my story.'
The king and queen had their hearts stirred within them at the tale of his adventures, and when he had ended the king stretched out his hand, and said: ' Dear Bensurdatu, my youngest daughter shall indeed be your wife; and when I die my crown shall be yours. As for the men who have betrayed you, they shall leave the country and you shall see them no more.'
And the wedding feast was ordered, and rejoicings were held for three days over the marriage of Bensurdatu and the youngest princess.
[From the Siciliani.sche Marchen.-]