There is something different about that stable boy. All he seems to do is sleep. The stable master beats him for his indolence but then he goes to sleep again!

I’ll rouse him. Better still, I’ll raise him up. I’ll give him a better life now that my father has gone off to war.

I’ll appoint him governor of one of our provinces. Let us see if he continues to sleep on the job!

Princess Martha Who Changes the Life of a Stable Boy in Prince Ivan and Princess Martha, Russian Fairy Tales Collected by Aleksandr Afanas’ev. Image by Boris Zvorykin.