Trusty John: Prison…


…Now when the ship drew near the land it came to pass just as the ravens had predicted.

A splendid chestnut horse bounded forward.

There it stood prancing and preening as the party came ashore.

“What a happy chance!” pronounced the king turning to the Princess, “this regal beast shall carry us both to my palace.”

Just as the king was about to mount, Trusty John sprang before him, seized the pistol out of the holster and shot the horse dead.

“What a crime to kill the beautiful beast that was to bear us to your palace!” Cried the Princess.

But the king spoke kindly, “Let him alone; he is ever my most Trusty John. Who knows for what good end he may have done this thing?”

So, the royal couple went their way and entered the palace.

There in the hall stood a cupboard in which lay the ready-made bridal shirt, looking for all the world as though it were spun of gold and silver.

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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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