I like to travel around the kingdom in disguise so I can see what is really going on.
I just learned that a village boy has been born with a caul. The villagers believe that such a child is special, and that anything he undertakes will turn out well. They also say that in his fourteenth year, he will have my daughter for his wife.
A village boy? Over my dead body, he will!
The King Who Doesn’t Like the Prophecy in The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs, Grimms. Drawing by Hans Sebald Beham.