By Marie-Cather­ine d’Aul­noy

Stabroek News Sunday - - JUNIOR STABROEK -

We read last week that a king who was at war and afraid that his wife would be harmed had sent her to stay at an­other cas­tle he had very far away from the cap­i­tal. The queen, who loved her hus­band, did not want to leave but the king sent her de­spite her protests. At the cas­tle, the queen was bored and un­happy and be­gan to make plans to re­turn to her hus­band’s side. She had a char­iot made and learned to use it while hunt­ing. When she thought she was ready she ar­ranged a hunt and slipped away from the main party. How­ever, the horses be­gan to gal­lop and she could not con­trol them. Even­tu­ally, she fell off, in­jured and was cap­tured by a LionWitch, who de­cided to keep her for­ever no mat­ter how she pleaded. One day the Lion-Witch told her she could get into her good graces if she made her a big fly pas­try. The story con­tin­ues...

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