Once upon a time there was a wise and kindly King. In order to protect his subjects, he built a large wall completely around the palace and the town. Surrounding the wall was a deep moat with but one gate through the wall and a single bridge over the moat. Many years passed and the Kingdom and it's people prospered.

One day, however, there came to live under the bridge, the DREADED YELLOW FINGERS. This was an evil monster that would pluck unsuspecting persons from the bridge, and pull them below the waters of the moat never to be seen again.

A great fear came over the people, and the King ordered his knights to slay the DREADED YELLOW FINGERS. One by one they attempted to rid the kingdom of the menace, and one by one they were defeated. Soon the fields were overgrown, the flocks were running wild, and the food supply in the town had dwindled to almost nothing. In desperation the King offered the hand of his daughter to the one who could rid the town of the DREADED YELLOW FINGERS. More tried, and more were lost.

One day, a young Page boy came to the King and said that he would like to try. The King thought the boy foolish, and attempted to dissuade him, but the boy persisted. Finally the King gave in, and the boy walked out the gate. He crossed the bridge without a sign of the monster. He crossed back and forth several more times with the same result.

He presented himself to the King, and asked for the hand of the King's daughter. Overjoyed, the King assented but asked, "How were you able to do what many older and more experienced knights were not able to do? It was easy, the boy replied,


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