Bestiary - a fairy tale adventure

Perry Williams

Once there was an old King who had three children. The eldest was a boy, brave and handsome, and of him the King was very proud. The next child was a girl, and the King was no less proud of her, for she was clever and resourceful and skilled in many arts. But the youngest child seemed to have no talents of any kind, and idled away long days in reading the ancient Bestiaries, which were full of strange stories about incredible animals living in far-away places. His youngest child was the despair of the old King.