|The Glass Princess|
|Main setting:||Unnamed planet|
|Part of:||Short Trips: The Muses|
|Reprinted in:||Short Trips: Re:Collections|
|Short Trips short stories|
|Katarina in the Underworld||none|
The First Doctor visits a girl named Clio who fell into a deep sleep after being poisoned by her uncle. The Doctor keeps her alive with a stasis bed. This allows her to wake periodically to see her family. The Doctor later visits her in each of his later incarnations, each time without a companion. Each Doctor brings a gift for Clio, the Third Doctor bringing presents from his preceding incarnations to catch up. From the First Doctor Clio receives a brooch, from the Second a recorder, from the Third an empty box containing hope, from the Fourth a bag of jelly babies, from the Fifth the piece of celery from his lapel, from the Sixth a cloth cat and from the Seventh a Blue Peter badge. The Eighth Doctor finally releases her permanently from sleep after her family have all died, keeping her happy as she enjoys the fresh air one last time before she ages to death before him.
- First Doctor
- Second Doctor
- Third Doctor
- Fourth Doctor
- Fifth Doctor
- Sixth Doctor
- Seventh Doctor
- Eighth Doctor
- Clio's father
- Clio's mother
- Uncle Ferdand
- Clio is poisoned by Senexium Pulverate.
- The Blue Peter badge that the Doctor gives Clio came from his companion, Ace.
- The stories in Short Trips: The Muses are inspired by the Muses of Greek mythology. This story is based on Clio, the Muse of History.
- This story was reprinted in Short Trips: Re:Collections.
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