The Snake Prince
This Indian fairy tale is about a poor woman, with nothing to eat, who went to bathe. When she came out of the river, she found a poisonous snake in her pot. She took it home, but when she opened the pot, she found a rich necklace. She sold it to the king. The king put it in a chest, but when he opened it to show the queen, he found a baby boy. He and the queen raised it as their son, and the old woman just so happened to get hired as their nurse.
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