The afternoon sun was blazing in the clear turquoise sky when Prince Oscar was indoors in King Elmer's Academy for Princes taking his Male Ettiquite exam.
"I wish we could be outside like the knight boys who go to Sir Samuel's Academy for Sons of Knights.," said Prince Oscar's friend Zachary.
"But we princes must go here according to the law.," said Prince Oscar.
"Time up! Please bring your papers to me!," said Professor Smith-Johnson.
All of the students brought their papers to him.
Then, a trumpet sounded. This courageous call meant no other than the arrival of town caller Cornelius Cornith.
"Hear ye, hear ye! The crops are running low and the cows are going missing! This may be a chain theft! By order of King Vincent, all the villagers, knights, sons of knights, merchants, jesters, princes and princesses must take all of their belongings to Saint Bertram Bugleus Shelter!," said Cornelius Cornith.
"You know what Zach? I do not think this is a chain theft. I think the items were taken by guffers from Elsewhere.," said Prince Oscar.
"You mean those small, sneaky, black furred creatures with one red eye and one purple eye with no tails who steal stuff from the Tales of Elsewhere? No way!," said Prince Zachary.
"Ever since I was a little kid I knew there was something else out there and when I heard the Tales of Elsewhere I knew where I had gone right!," said Prince Oscar.
"I bet your dad King Vincent will prove you wrong!," said Prince Zachary.
"Oh, we'll see about that!," said Prince Oscar with a taste as mischievous as a leprechaun in his voice.