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* AnachronismStew: Melisande, a princess in a classic fairytale setting, has read ’’Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland.’’

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* AnachronismStew: Melisande, a princess in a classic fairytale setting, has read ’’Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland.’’''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland.''


* AnachronismStew: Melisande, a princess in a classic fairytale setting, has read ’’Alice in Wonderland.’’

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* AnachronismStew: Melisande, a princess in a classic fairytale setting, has read ’’Alice in Wonderland.’’Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland.’’


* AffectionateParody: Of "Literature/SleepingBeauty", ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}'' and {{fairy tale}}s in general.

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* AffectionateParody: Of "Literature/SleepingBeauty", ''Literature/SleepingBeauty'', ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}'' and {{fairy tale}}s in general.


%% * EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses


* AnachronismStew: Melisande, a princess in a classic fairytale setting, has read ‘’Alice in Wonderland.’’

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* AnachronismStew: Melisande, a princess in a classic fairytale setting, has read ‘’Alice ’’Alice in Wonderland.’’


** The king is GenreSavvy enough to realize that a RevengeSVP is almost inevitable when it comes to royal christening parties and tries to avoid the problem by not having a party at all. Cue seven hundred fairies lining up to curse the baby.

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** The king is GenreSavvy enough to realize that a RevengeSVP is almost inevitable when it comes to royal christening parties and tries to avoid the problem by decided it’s safer not having to have a party at all. Cue no fewer than seven hundred scorned fairies lining up to curse the baby.


** The king is GenreSavvy enough to realize that a RevengeSVP is almost inevitable when it comes to royal christening parties and avoids the problem by not having a party at all. Cue seven hundred fairies lining up to curse the baby.

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** The king is GenreSavvy enough to realize that a RevengeSVP is almost inevitable when it comes to royal christening parties and avoids tries to avoid the problem by not having a party at all. Cue seven hundred fairies lining up to curse the baby.

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* AnachronismStew: Melisande, a princess in a classic fairytale setting, has read ‘’Alice in Wonderland.’’


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** The king is not only aware of the fairytale conventions but also mathematically adept—both traits which will serve you well in an [[SignatureStyle E. Nesbit story]].

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** The king is GenreSavvy enough to realize that a RevengeSVP is almost inevitable when it comes to royal christening parties and avoids the problem by not having a party at all. Cue seven hundred fairies lining up to curse the baby.

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* {{Understatement}}: The parlourmaid tells the queen that “several ladies” are waiting for her. When the queen asks if they’re in the parlour, the maid says she’s shown them to the throne room, reiterating that there are “several of them.” “Several” turns out to mean “seven hundred.”


''Melisande: or, Long and Short Division'' is a comedic fairy-tale by Creator/ENesbit.

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''Melisande: or, Long and Short Division'' is a comedic fairy-tale by Creator/ENesbit.Creator/ENesbit with illustrations by P.J. Lynch.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Young Melisande regrets having wished for her hair to grow twice as fast every time it's cut, since dealing with all that hair has made her life impossible.



* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses

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%% * EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses



%% Admninistrivia/ZeroContextExample * RescueRomance
* RevengeSVP: Seven hundred uninvited fairies are out to curse the princess.

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%% Admninistrivia/ZeroContextExample * RescueRomance
RescueRomance: The prince wishes to marry Melisande, and she is certainly grateful enough to marry him by the time he's cured her intractible hair problem.
* RevengeSVP: Seven hundred disgruntled, uninvited fairies are out to curse the princess.

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* FairyDevilMother: Malevola, who cursed Melisande to be bald.


* AffectionateParody: Of "Literature/SleepingBeauty", "Literature/{{Rapunzel}}" and {{fairy tale}}s in general.

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* AffectionateParody: Of "Literature/SleepingBeauty", "Literature/{{Rapunzel}}" ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}'' and {{fairy tale}}s in general.



* TheFairFolk: Seven hundred fairies that are trying to curse the princess.



* FracturedFairyTale: Nesbit has riotous fun with many a fairy tale trope, most obviously from Literature/SleepingBeauty and Literature/{{Rapunzel}}.
* GenreSavvy: Melisande has - the text itself states - read Literature/AliceInWonderland and knows to avoid crying on people when expanded to giant size.

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* FracturedFairyTale: Nesbit has riotous fun with many a fairy tale trope, most obviously from Literature/SleepingBeauty ''Literature/SleepingBeauty'' and Literature/{{Rapunzel}}.''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}''.
* GenreSavvy: Melisande has - the text itself states - read Literature/AliceInWonderland ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' and knows to avoid crying on people when expanded to giant size.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Melisande (at her mother's bidding) wishing for her hair to grow twice as fast with every cutting.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero:
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Melisande (at her mother's bidding) wishing for her hair to grow twice as fast with every cutting.



* PapaWolf: The king, when ''seven hundred fairies'' are attempting to put curses on his daughter. He manages to stop all but one with a savage bluff.

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* OneWordTitle: ProtagonistTitle of the Princess's name.
* PapaWolf: The king, when ''seven hundred fairies'' are attempting to put curses on his daughter. He manages to stop all but one with a savage bluff. bluff.
* ProtagonistTitle: It's the princess's name.



* RapunzelHair: Duh. [[spoiler: Her hair's final length also qualifies, 5 feet 5.25 inches long, described to reach her ankles.]]
* RescueRomance
* RevengeSVP

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* RapunzelHair: Duh. [[spoiler: Her [[spoiler:Her hair's final length also qualifies, 5 feet 5.25 inches long, described to reach her ankles.]]
%% Admninistrivia/ZeroContextExample * RescueRomance
RescueRomance
* RevengeSVP RevengeSVP: Seven hundred uninvited fairies are out to curse the princess.



* TheFairFolk

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