|MINNIE MOTION IN ACTION
By Stella Mead
ago there lived a king who was called Rumpisulk. He
had a fine palace to live in, and more gold than any
other king in the whole world. But, all day long he
lay upon a fine bed, hung with silk curtains, and
yawned, and yawned, and yawned.
yawned King Rumpisulk. "What a weary world this is"
What a weary, weary world this is!" Everything I
see and everything I do makes me tired to death.
each side of the king's fine bed stood a Lord of
the Court, dressed in red and silver, with a little
gold buckle on his silver shoes. King Rumpisulk
turned to one of these Lords of the Court, and
said. "What is the news? Tell me the latest news,
perhaps it will amuse
The Lord of
the Court could not answer at once for the king had
just yawned again, and it was the rule of the court
that every time the king yawned the Lords of the
Court must yawn too.