"Princess Stephanie!" called The Pope
as he eased his rubber penguin
to a gentle landing by one of the massive stone columns
of the palace. The troll
stopped singing and stepped down from his cheese roll podium
," said The Pope, "Stephanie
, I have some very important news for you. A warning
from your father
Stephanie seated herself on a low stone bench
in the sunlight
as Gregory began his story in grave tones.
"Stephanie, two months ago, your brother Prince Clark
returned from his study in the Aegean
. He has made a significant discovery about your parents."
Stephanie's eyes lit up. Her brother and herself had grown up orphans
, cared for by the nuns of the Temple of Enlil
hidden deep in the Black Forest
. All they knew of their parents was strung together through archaelogical
examination of the palace in which they now stood.
"You are now doubt aware of the peculiar powers sounds can have over your bloodline sounds such as the word 'Trousers
' and 50s rock
music have healing properties."
"Yes, and folk music
makes my head whip back," interjected Stephanie.
"That's right," said the pope. "but now Clark
has discovered the true reason
for this abnormality