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Princess Martha Who Changes the Life a Stable Boy

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...

Wizard of a Man

The Tsar kept me under lock and key for years, and do you know why? Because I am a wizard of a man, yes indeed! A mere peasant made me of copper, with iron hands and a steel head. I am virtually indestructible. One day a boy walked past my prison grate. I recognized...

Pinkel the Thief

I took all the power away from the witch. Ha! First, I got her lantern. Then I got her goat with the tinkling bells, and finally, I stole her golden cloak. I jumped into the boat and rowed away from the island. She ran down to the shore, screaming: “Is that you,...

King Who Wants a Lantern

I hired a page named Pinkel to serve my son. I liked Pinkel. He was clever and amusing, and he saw everything that passed under his eye. One day, I went to the stables to make my weekly check on the horses. We had recently hired two brothers, and they had groomed the...

White Sword of Light

The giants are always fighting over me, but once they have me in hand, they just put me away. I have grown somewhat lackluster. I am currently in the custody of the Seven Big Women of Dhiurradh. A handsome youth has come into the castle. I can hear him saying that he...