…There once was a King who lived in a Castle on a Hill.
He was Lord and Master of all he surveyed.
One daughter he had sired but his wife had died in giving the child life.
His daughter was a great beauty and the King looked forward to the day when she would come into her own.
By a cunning device of his mother the King of Castle-Hill had been made invulnerable and was possessed of a baleful eye which was capable of blighting all that it gazed upon.
The eye was normally kept covered by five leather patches.
The King of Castle-Hill was also a great Wizard in his own right, well versed in the magical arts, and nothing happened in his kingdom without his knowledge of it.
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