This is a story of a prince who fell in love with a princess before he had a chance to meet her. How could it be? Well, it had happened too long ago, and back then things of this nature were common. More often than not princes and princesses fell in love by looking at a portrait. And this is precisely what had happened to our prince. He happened to take a look at one such very lovable portrait. And then he kept looking… The truth be told, there were also stories, for so famous was the girl’s beauty that the prince was compelled to send for her picture and this complicates things a bit; so, perhaps we should say that he fell in love with a story? Perhaps. What really matters is that the princess never heard of him and she did not think much of his portrait. Perhaps, back where the prince lived they did not know how to make a lovable portrait. Perhaps. Yet what she told him was approximately this, “I am too used to the gardens of my father, myself rare and precious flower that I am; so I cannot possibly be transplanted to a foreign soil where I would certainly sicken and die.” The prince understood, but since he understood with a help of a translator his understanding was imperfect. And he gave orders to construct the most beautiful garden anyone has ever seen and did all he could to surpass the garden of the princess in every conceivable way, so the transport could take place without any harm. And when his garden was all finished he has sent for her again. This time the princess decided to use a simpler language and in a very plain language she told him, No. And now he did get it. He ordered two cypress trees to be planted in his garden. And he would not set his foot in it ever again. The name of the princess was Marie Anne de Bourbon Conti. And the name of the prince was Moulay Ismail ben Sherif.
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