King GarGar tried his hardest to comfort his daughter la Princesse Pirouette la jeune. He held her hand and whispered to her, “Now, now, my dear, everything is going to be alright.” To no avail. His daughter would not stop weeping. Queen Pirouette tried her best to quell the tempests that raged in their daughter also, with no better result.The source of the young lady’s discomfort was the death of her fiancee, the Margrave Pierre. It was all too horrible- a riding accident. A broken neck. A life so full of promise was cut short, leaving behind a nation in mourning. Poor la jeune, after capturing the heart of the most eligible bachelor in the world, how would she ever be able to settle for someone else with less calibre?
Published by Russell Smith
I was born at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. I find inspiration in the lives of so many people from Joan of Arc to Oscar Wilde. While my primary avocation is photography, I also enjoy philosophy, theology and most of all, history. My beloved wife, Robin Anne Smith, who passed away in 2013 is an inspiration to me. My beloved partner, Dana is also a great support and inspiration to me. I'd be remiss if I did not mention my cats: Maxwell, Nigel, Pirouette and GarGar. View more posts