Monday, January 31, 2011

The Kings Horse

I am in a Facebook Art Journaling group through Milliande's network and this was posted one day last week. I just loved it.

The story is called "The King's horse". It's about a cruel king who ruled his kingdom as he pleased.Everyone was afraid of him and he only loved his horse. It got sick and he ordered all of his servants to look after the horse, like it was his own son.He then orders them to take it to the countryside, for it may get better there. It dies and afraid for their lives, they ask a young,country girl to bring the news to the King, in exchange for 6 coins. They warn her that the King threatened to behead whoever told him that the horse is dead. She is received by the King and explains that the horse was very sick and could not eat, drink or even breathe. "So, it is dead!", says the King. "You said that it is dead, not I!" She saves her life by using her cleverness and with her 6 coins, she finally manages to buy the little house of her dreams. The End! Phew! :)

The translation cames from Palma Rea, one of the members of the group.  I hope you enjoy it!


  1. What a cute, creative way to tell a story. I'm glad you had a translation made it more fun to watch.

  2. We loved that little story at our house. I am in awe of the little matchbox creativity she has. So clever! Thanks for sharing.

  3. LOVE this - the matchboxes are wonderful!! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Oh I loved it! And what a clever use of matchboxes!


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