This abridgment turns out to be
An adaptation and reduction of
A poor translation from the original
German by a frustrated clerk
At a publishing house who achieved
Fame by producing this series of stories
So distant from the source that
We might as well say he wrote it
So I close my eyes and I see what’s
Inside as my heart softens (and
My trailing memory groans).
It’s so simple.
I am the noble king,
The handsome prince,
And the wily,
~ by Stan Stewart
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