Chasing thieves? Catching giants? Saving the world? Dreamy Prince Slowpoke prefers to leave that sort of thing to his big brothers. But even the slowest of the slow gets there in the end – on this occasion just in time to save the princess!
Slowcoach, daydreamer, the tortoise – that’s what his brothers call him, because Prince Willibald is the world’s greatest dawdler. There’s always something getting in his way when he really should be hurrying: some daisies he just has to pick, a fragrant apple tree he simply must stop to take a sniff at, or a cool brook he just has to dip his feet in. It goes without saying he’s the last to discover that Princess Fritza is in great danger. He sets out to rescue her from the dragon’s lair some time before his tenth buttered roll. The fact that he, Prince Slowpoke, can blow the enfeebled monster down with a single breath is a stroke of pure luck. But he wins Fritza’s heart because he’s the only one who picked her some blackberries and carved her a beautiful bow.