While Queen Pirouette was off opening parliament, King GarGar waited at home in bed, nursing a new and fairly drastic battle injury. It seems that after he captured the enemies banner, one of his foot soldiers swung the thing in GarGar’s direction, lobbing off his left ear in the process. The King, whose success as a monarch was due to his sparkling personality. Gregarious as the day is long, GarGar always seemed to have a spare moment to listen to the problems of even the lowliest of his subjects. When he looked into your eyes, he made you feel as thought you were the most important person in the land.