Trusty John…


The old king lay dying, “Send to me my most faithful servant, John,” he said.

The king’s servant, John, approached his master’s death-bed.

“Trusty John, the end is near for me, and I fear my only son is still too young to look after himself. Unless you promise to instruct him in all he should know, I cannot close my eyes in peace.”

“I promise never to desert him,” said Trusty John. “I will serve him faithfully, at the expense even of my own life.”

The old king smiled weakly and said, “Now I may die comforted and in peace,” and then he delivered his last wishes in respect of his son to John, “After my death you must show him the whole castle, one by one, all the rooms, and apartments, and vaults, must be opened to him, and all the treasures that lie in them must be shown to him, save for one, you must not under any circumstances show him the last room that lies at the end of the long passage.”

“And why would that be, my king?” asked Trusty John.

“For the treasure in that room is too dangerous to behold,” replied the king gravely.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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