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Misery

It is said that Misery loves company, and I do! That’s the very reason I befriended a poor peasant. I made him sell everything he had, bit by bit, so that we could go out and get drunk. Now he’s got nothing left to sell. Am I Miserable? No, not nearly...

Bird Witch

I am what you might call a collector of birds. Yes, that’s it. I have seven thousand cages in my castle, each containing a single bird—rare birds, all of them, rarer than you can possibly imagine. I eat them sometimes, and I keep them if they sing pretty songs....

Merchant’s Spendthrift Son

My father was so rich that he could have paved the whole street in silver, but he devised another way of spending his money. He invested it and turned shillings into florins. When he died, he couldn’t take it with him, so his money went to me. I spent it all on...

Dragon of the North

I have a voracious appetite, and it can’t be satisfied. I’m eating all the living creatures on the planet, and I will not stop until I have consumed them all. I jump like a frog, so you won’t know where I’m coming from. I have the body of an ox...

Wizard King

I don’t like that my wife goes in secret to visit her fairy godmother. Wizard kings have a standing feud with fairy queens who insist on conducting themselves in secret. When I want something, I go out and get it. I turn myself into an eagle and soar over the...