Once upon a time, there was a wise old king named, Steff, who went for a walk in the big palace backyard. After walking around the yard a few times his legs got tired so he decided to take a seat on a bench under a tree. While he sat there in the shade he noticed a dog inside the palace and called to one of his soldiers…
“Why is there a dog in my palace? Throw it outside! I don’t want any animals in my yard or my palace! Throw it onto the street!” the king yelled.
The soldier did as he was ordered.
Once the dog was outside the palace grounds the king noticed a puff of smoke and it immediately turned into a fairy. The fairy flew with her wings to the king…
“Please do not throw any animals out that come to your castle,” the fairy said. “You are supposed to love them and feed them if they are hungry,” she said. “You need to be taught a lesson, so, I will turn you into a dog.”
With a wave of her magic wand wise king Steff turned into a dog as he sat on the bench.
“Now, how would you feel if I threw you out onto the street?” the fairy asked.
“I’m very sorry and I won’t do it again,” the king replied.
“I’m happy to see that you’ve learned your lesson, King,” the fairy said as she turned him back into the human king. “Never be cruel and throw God’s creatures out again, be kind to everything.
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I am a Filipina who lives in the Philippines with my mama, papa and brothers. My papa, who is Australian, has been teaching me to speak, read and write in English since I was little. I'm 11 years old now and have lots of stories to write on here so you can read them and help make my dream of publishing a book come true.