The First Page

The King looked out the window. He was hungry, and craving something new.

But what? He'd already tried chicken, duck, goose, turkey, unicorn, lamb, leg of dragon (which had been quite filling), veal, griffon drumsticks, frog legs, and walrus (which the King did not care for at all).

Suddenly, a flash of red outside the window caught his eye. A firebird!

The King decided what he would like to have for lunch today...

"William!" he bellows.

"Yes, sir?" you reply.

"Bring me a firebird!"