His peasants were easily amused. But he figured he would tell at least one good story... completely.
"Well, now everyone stay silent. I'm going to tell you the legend of the great Body Snatcher." The children remained silent, as if stunned by a spell. Now, let's see how that story goes...
Long ago in a faraway land,
There lived a man with an open mind.
This man had no name, only a dream,
And this is the story of what he did find.
There was someone who made a wish,
Their wish was to live forever.
But to grant the wish was a price,
And she had to murder her own brother...
For a moment the library stood still as all eyes fell on the girl. Even the librarian popped her head through an isle of books to see where the words came from. And so... he continued.
"With a knife the girl smiled wide,
With her blade she pierced his beating chest.
He would spit up blood, as his sister smiled,
She would life forever and show she was best.
She would lick the blood on her weapon,
Her sibling would lay dead before her.
Her wish was granted, and so she lived,
And soon the world would bow to her.
Granted the gift of life, she wanted the opposite,
And so she went to find her mother.
She would come home to find her parent
And she would murder her just like her brother.
Even so, the girl did not stop, for she was invincible.
She would walk the streets with her knife in hand.
She would kill another ruthlessly...
And she would rule the land.
She would go on to-"