Once upon a time there was a man building a castle. While he was building, his son threw a ball and instantly both a ghost and a comet appeared.
The ball disappeared over the top of the castle, so the boy, laughing madly, climbed a nearby ladder and left his father working alone. At the bottom of the cliff, on which the castle was being built, he found a box. He started carrying the box away, when he stumbled.
As soon as he hit the ground he fell asleep. He dreamed he was a pirate sailing the oceans. He hadn’t realised how hard he would have to work in order to get his fortune. But one night, after a hard day’s work, he played a game of dice with his shipmates, and he won a golden cane.
He wondered what further adventures it would bring.
Created by The No. 1 Ladies’ Discussion Group.