A young and very beautiful princess from Kathmandu lost her ball in the water, while she was playing by the side of a pond called ‘Gahanna pokhari’ in Naxal. She began to cry so sadly that the frog who sat beside the pond croaked to her,’ what will you give me if I get you your ball back?’
‘All the gold you could wish for!’ replied the princess.’ No, I asked only that I will be allowed to stay with you and be your friend,’ said the frog. The princess gave her word (what did such a promise cost her if it meant she could have her ball back?), but she had absolutely no intention of keeping her promise.
In fact, the moment she had her ball she ran off so fast that the frog could not keep up with her. Nevertheless, after a while, the frog arrived at the palace.
As soon as she saw the frog, the princess was frightened. She ran to ask for help from her father, but the king, who knew what had happened, ordered his daughter to keep her promise. So the princess picked the frog up gently in her hand, but with a shiver of disgust, she let it drop to the ground again.
But that one brief touch was enough to break the spell that bound the frog and caused it to turn back into a young and handsome prince, he had been before.
The story ends with the happiest of wedding ceremonies.