Framed mixed medium on wood
Created by Mark Mallia & Etienne Farrell
Size: 40cm x 40cm
Sultan kellu tifla sabiħa li ma seta’ jikkuntentaha b’xejn. Qaltlu li kienet tiżżewweġ biss lil prinċep li jkollu snienu tad-deheb. B’għaġeb tagħha, darba fost l-oħrajn ġie prinċep bi snienu tad-deheb u kellha tiżżewġu. Wara li spiċċaw il festini tat-tieġ, il-prinċep ried joħodha f’artu ħa juriha lil ommu u missieru. Iżda ma damitx ma ndunat li dan ma kien prinċep xejn, iżda dragun kattiv li sakkarha fl-għar tiegħu u kien jordnala biex issawwat l-annimali li kien hemm jgħixu magħha. Darba minnhom, baqra tkellmet u qalet lit-tfajla li l-annimali kollha kienu fil-verita, bnedmin mibdulin mid dragun. Qaltilha wkoll li kien hemm sebat aħwa li setgħu isalvawha. Il-prinċipessa bagħtet żewġ ħamimiet lil missierha u dan sab lill-aħwa u bagħthom jeħilsu ‘l bintu. Grazzi għas-seħer li kellhom, irnexxilhom jeħilsu lill prinċipessa u jistaħbaw ġo torri. Iżda d-dragun tmasħan, kisser it-torri u reġa ħarab bit-tfajla. Għaddew is-snin u t tfajla kienet kważi qatgħet qalbha li kienet qatt se ssalva, meta xiħa qaltilha li s-sebat aħwa kien twildilhom ħuhom ieħor li kellu s-setgħa li jeħlisha. Pietru, kif kien jismu, kiber minn tarbija għal ġuvni fi ftit jiem, u grazzi għall-martell li kellu, qatel lid-dragun, salva lill-prinċipessa u ‘l dawk kollha li kien hemm fl-għar. Wara li żżewġu baqghu jgħixu kunteni flimkien għal ħajjithom kollha.
A king had a beautiful daughter who was also very hard to please. She declared that she would only marry a prince who had golden teeth. One day, such a prince did appear and the princess had no other choice but to marry him. After the festivities were over, the prince wanted to take the princess to his land to meet his parents. However, he turned into a fierce dragon and she realised he was not a prince. He took her to his lair and made her beat the animals that he kept captive. One day, to her amazement, a cow spoke to her and revealed that the animals he kept were once humans too. The cow told the girl about seven brothers who were the only ones who could save them. The girl sent two pigeons to her father’s castle, carrying a message. The kind found the brothers and sent them on the quest to free his daughter. Now these brothers had special powers, thanks to which the princess managed to escape and to hide in a tower. However the dragon soon found them, destroyed the castle and took the princess back. Years later, an old woman told the princess that the brothers who had tried to save her, had just become brothers to another brother who grew from baby to man in a few days. Peter, as he was called, was very strong and soon killed the dragon with his hammer. And the princess married Peter and they lived happily ever after.