h“The cornerstone for any happy marriage is trust,” said Queen Pirouette to her eldest daughter, Gargella. “Soon you are to be wed, and so it is my duty to instruct you in all things necessary to be a good wife, mother and queen.”
Gargella suppressed a yawn. For several months now, she’d been on the receiving end of lectures on the fundamentals of a good marriage, the precepts of being a good mother, and the virtues of a good queen. After the first month, they became more frequent. With the increased frequency came repetition.