Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Solemn Curfew

Tale 4 from The Secrets of Castle Drakon by Bev Allen

Historical – In the kitchens of Castle Drakon a man chops vegetables, chops, chops and chops, and wonders when he’ll ever have an opportunity to shine. A great dish sent up could result in a lovely glass of wine … or a silver coin. He begins to play with various mushroom treats, until the day he finally receives a reward. Unfortunately he also begins to play with a rare blue mushroom … and that is as far as I go, no spoilers!

Not only did this tale make me hungry, but I am impressed by the author’s knowledge of fancy dishes! In the end this is a story about greed, and the way the lesson is given us is delicious. Well done indeed.

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