Little Legends #3 – The King’s Apples

Today’s Little Legend:

The King’s Apples is about the new apprentice of the King’s orcharder, and a tree that grows golden apples.  It’s a sort of cross between a parable, allegory, and fairy tale, dealing primarily with pride, humility, and service.

Sam gave the King the apple, and he used the knife to cut off a nice, large chunk. He held the piece out to Sam. “Here. Try it.”
“You’re not serious,” Sam replied incredulously.

It came to me while I was picking apples from a tree that grew sort of gold-ish apples (the variety is called a Golden Russet), with my father.  I remebered stories like the one about the goose that lays golden eggs, and so this was born. The rest of the ideas just came to me as I wrote I think, but that’s pretty common for me. It’s generally a lighthearted story; there are some heavier parts, but if you have kids and read the common fairy tales to them, they should be able to handle it.

A Short Anecdote:

A long time ago I once was in my middle school choir. I wanted to have a solo role in the concert, and the way you did that at my school was that you went to an audition before classes and you sang a line from a song and if you did it the best, the music teacher would pick you for the role, so I went. The teacher always told us to sing loudly, and I am naturally predisposed to hurting the ears of anybody who stands too close to me, so of course (or so I remember) I sang the loudest and projected the most out of all of them, but – unfortunately – I got the lyrics wrong, and therefore I was disqualified altogether!
My suspicion is that I kind of went in with my nose in the air and my ego inflated, because these sorts of things tend happen when I get too cocky (I was certain I had the lyrics memorized – we’d been practicing them for weeks!).

Whether or not it was because the Good Lord figured I needed to get off my high horse, it just goes to show (if you will pardon the common language) – you might not neccessarily need a good education to make a living for yourself, but sometimes you do need to study.

Coming up:

A very lighthearted story about a farm cat who moves to the city, and her new friend, who shows her around.   Great material for cat lovers.



About this publication:

Little Legends is a biweekly periodical, geared towards families and individuals looking for positive, honest storytelling. It features a short story, some relevant information or an anecdote, and anything else that may have been produced such as poetry. You can read more about me, the author, here. Thanks for reading.

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