So one morning the King woke up and found himself all
alone. There was no one left to protect and no one left to make rules for.
He was very lonely and sad.
He had forgotten how to do all of the things he used
to do. He had no one to play with or tell stories and poems with. All he
had was an empty castle that sat in the middle of an empty Kingdom. He was
all alone and very sad.
After sitting alone for a while, he decided that he had
to find a way to make his people come home. He saddled up his horse and rode
out of his Kingdom, searching for his people. But they hid from him so that
he couldn't make them come back.
Finally the King met up with a very wise man. The wise
man asked him why he looked so sad and yet so angry. The King told him what
had happened, and that he was trying to find his people.
The wise man was very wise indeed. He told the King that
his people were all around him, but that they were hiding from him. That
made the King angrier. He started yelling at the people, trying to make them
come out of hiding. They wouldn't though. Then the King became sad. He asked
the wise man what he could do to get the people to come back to his
"You need to stop worrying about the trolls."
"But what if they come back?"
"Can't your soldiers protect your Kingdom?"
"Yes, they are very good soldiers."
"Then you need to let them do their job."
The King thought about this for a while. Then he said,
"But what should I do?"