When the royal children were small, it became routine to take them to the shore for the last two weeks of summer. Both sovereigns would pack up their households and embark on the two-day journey. As soon as water was sighted, excitement like a bolt of lightening would run through the royal suite. Changing quickly into their bathing suits, the sounds of the children laughing and crying out against the surf was music to the ears of King GarGar and Queen Pirouette.
While the older children threw themselves against the waves, young Prince GarGar built sand castles. “Someday, my son,” said Queen Pirouette, “You will build real castles.”