How do you stay happy?
Wear a sunflower on your head.
The rent is overdue and you can’t earn enough to put Becky in nursery
Is that so bad when you love your child?
1. There was a woman who lived beside Lake Galilee who had heard that the Lord was passing by.
Once there was a dragon called Solismar.
It is said that his egg existed for a million years.
Lonely he hatched and alone in the cave he grew.
Knowing naught but the bats and the beasts of the forest beyond his door.
There was a girl called Brinna, who fed the swans.
The swans lived on the lake;
Drohan of the flashing beak;
Giselle whose pure white neck was the longest and the slenderest ever seen;
From the high mountain
A weft of white water drops its way, rock by rock, to the valley floor.
Only he who knows can give its name, for it is the Veil of Tears.
It was in the reign of King Harmon,
A king of great pride,
Who liked it to be seen that he listened to his people.
So his throne stood high, where he could hear their pleas presented.
King Hildred and Abril, his queen, could not bear children.
The appearance of a baby princess in the palace was therefore attributed to the attendance of some fairy godmother.
Princess Melita grew into a strapping lass,
In the gardens monastic were both herbs of the culinary kind
And those that healed the afflictions of this world,
Both rosemary and rue.
A poor man passed who had some bulbs to sell so that he might feed his family.
The high priest Pallidan wanted a sacrifice.
Nobody had been taken to the altar for years because the king, being a kindly man, had made the tests too easy.
The first task was to receive a serving of cake upon a platter and deliver it to the king for his enjoyment.
Esme duly held the plate and the slice was placed thereon with the royal tongs.
When Larial reached the town, his purse was empty.
Nay, he had no purse, for the robbers had stripped him of all possessions.
There was none to aid him, for self-reliance was the ethos of that place
Therefore, needing employment, he resolved to apprentice himself to some trade.