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The King’s Daughters

October 24, 2008

Once upon a time, in a faraway land, there lived a king and his three daughters.  The eldest two were dutiful to their father, and would follow his wishes in everything they did, including marriage.  But the youngest daughter was strong-hearted, a free spirit, and wished to do as she chose.  She wanted to marry for love.

The eldest daughter married her cousin.  She lived as a queen, and died a powerful and respected woman.

The middle daughter married a foreign lord.  She lived a priveledged life, and died comfortably in bed.

The youngest daughter married a farmer’s son.  She lived in poverty, and died giving birth to her eleventh child.

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