Published on July 3, 2014
2 KING POPIEL AND MICE SCENE I (AT POPIEL’S CHAMBER) by Zuzia, Zosia, Malwina from POLAND Narrator : Once upon a time, in Kruszwica lived King Popiel with his wife Gerda and two sons: Popiel and Lech. They were very cruel and selfish. Gerda : Popiel, what are we going to do tomorrow? Popiel : I don’t know. Maybe we will go hunting and dancing. What do you think ? Gerda : Hmmm, nice idea. Narrator : The servant – spy came into the chamber. Servant : I am very sorry about interrupting you, but I don’t bring good news, I'm afraid. Gerda : Well, well my husband. Can you see that? He feels so free and comfortable in here, that he enters the chamber without knocking. How can you stand that? Popiel : (addressing the servant) You should feel sorry for that. You should thank God that I'm in a good mood today, otherwise I could kill you. Well, what happened? Servant : I apologize my master. Well, I heard that your cousins are planning to rule after your death. Gerda : Can you hear that? I’ve told you they are a real threat to you. Popiel : (he genuflected in front of Gerda) My dear wife. Please tell me, what should we do? Gerda : Hmmm, my "subordinate" husband. Let me think about it . I’ll come up with some ideas soon. I’ll protect us against your evil cousins.