The King was still worried. Sometimes he had nightmares
that the trolls had come back and that they hurt his people. He couldn't
even let himself trust the soldiers to do their job. He came to believe that
he was the only one who could keep the people safe. So all he did, day and
night, was ride around his Kingdom. He made certain that all of the people
followed his rules all of the time and if they didn't he got angry.
The people became tired of having to follow the King's
rules all the time. They thought that some of the rules were silly and didn't
want to follow them. But the King got angry any time they didn't follow all
of the rules and he yelled at the people. When they tried to do things any
other way, he would yell and be very angry and force them to follow his rules
Pretty soon the people were sad and the King was always
When some of the people couldn't stand it any longer
they packed up and moved out of the Kingdom. Even though they loved their
home, and still loved their King, they couldn't take all those rules.
After a while the King noticed that some of the people
had moved away. That made him sad, and he worried that the people would get
hurt or even attacked by trolls if they left the Kingdom. He started making
more and more rules. He even made a rule that said that the people couldn't
leave his Kingdom.
That made the people angry and the rest of them left