… “What nonsense,” said the king, “how can the love of my life be a curse of doom upon me?”
“How indeed, majesty?” mused Trusty John.
Yet, the faithful servant did not despair for long and soon he was pondering just how they were to set about the matter of winning the princess for the young king.
It was said by the common folk to be difficult for anyone to even get into her royal presence.
At length he hit upon a plan and outlined it to the king, “All the things she has about her – tables, chairs, dishes, goblets, bowls, trinkets, and all her household furniture – are made of gold.” He said.
“You have in your treasure-house five tons of gold!”
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