upon a time, there was a queen. Queen
Cynthia lived in her castle in a faraway land called Shangutopia.
Shangutopia was located in Lufecaep Valley near a large river
which was called the Hula Hula River.
This river provided the people with fresh water, lots of fish,
and large amounts of vegetables.
day, as the people celebrated an annual festival of hope, a rainstorm
came and flooded the river. Hula
Hula overflowed and many homes were destroyed.
As a result, many of the citizens of Shangutopia died from the
cold weather and lack of food. When
the water receded, the queen called for her royal horses so she could
take a look at the damage. She
began in the North and inspected her entire country.
She asked, “Why are the people hungry?”
Her royal advisor answered, “They don’t have any food.”
The queen was upset and confused because she had always lived in
her secure castle. She
responded, “Then just give them food.”
Cynthia asked, “Why are the people so thirsty?”
Her royal advisor again responded, “Because there is no clean
water to drink.” The
queen ignorantly snapped back, "Well!
Then give them water!”
she was traveling, another great storm developed, and a tornado
destroyed her castle. When
the queen returned to her home, she queried the crying servants, “What
happened?” They explained
that nothing remained; everything was in complete ruins.
Queen Cynthia looked perplexed. She commanded, “Well! Then make me some dinner. I'm so hungry." The servants said, "Your Highness, there is no food." The queen yelled, "Then get some food. I have been traveling for days. It takes a lot of energy to go around and understand how the citizens are doing. They are so lucky to have such an understanding queen."
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