Ragtag Daily Prompt: Clever

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It was amusing to Queen Pirouette that of all her children, it was her namesake who was the most clever.  By the age of seven, Princesse Pirouette la Jeune could speak four languages fluently. By age ten, she could sing and dance, play the virginals and the lute like a maestro. Always poised and self-confident, the child also seemed to exude an air of wonderment that made her company much sought-after.

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Poor Princess Gargella, the elder sister of Pirouette! She was not so clever, nor as dainty as her younger sister. In fact, the best that could be said of her was that she wasn’t ugly. Her dull gray eyes stared out at the world with unblinking clarity, however. The girl knew her limitations, and she was kind-hearted. She never felt an ounce of jealousy toward her prettier and more accomplished younger sister. Gargella’s ace in the hole was that she was ahead of Pirouette in the line of succession, and would always be a more attractive candidate for a bride.Pirouette scry 1

Devotion, Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020

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The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.