The fisherman who became king
ONCE upon a time, there was a fisherman who lived with his wife in a little hut. The fisherman, Richard, and his wife, Diana, were very sad that they had no children.
One day, Richard caught a fish that granted him three wishes. The couple made their three wishes. The first wish was to have three children. The second wish was to become young again. The third wish was to be rich and live in the palace with the king and queen.
So Richard and Diana got their wishes. They lived in the palace, they became young again, and they were blessed with three children.
The following year, the king made Richard a knight.
One day, the neighbouring kingdom invad- ed the castle. Richard the knight led his troops into battle. During the battle, the king and queen were killed. Richard and his wife became the new king and queen.
King Richard led his army into battle when the neighbouring kingdom invaded the palace again. The king managed to defeat the invaders every time they attacked the castle.
One day, King Richard found a treasure map in a dungeon in the castle. He set sail with the treasure map and was led to Skull Cave. At a certain spot indicated on the map, the king started digging until he found a treasure box. He opened the box and found glittering jewels and gold bars. The king decided to bring all the treasures to his palace.
His ship set sail again. King Richard was homeward-bound.
Unfortunately, along the journey home, there was a very fierce storm at sea and the ship sank. The king swam to an island. He was the only survivor.
After a few days, the king spotted a ship coming towards the island. It was his wife, the queen, who had come to rescue him.
The king was so happy. He was saved and returned to his palace. The king and queen lived happily and ruled the land with wisdom. – By Teioh Wu Yang, eight
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