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According to Tradition

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 4, 5
Page count: 16


Nicholas Stuart

Appeared in

Mainly in Moonlight: Ten Stories of Sorcery and the Supernatural

Story Summary

A king, aware that traditional tales always favored the second son, tried to balance destiny by favoring his first son, though he was arrogant and unkind. But he soon learned that little can alter the wisdom of traditional tales and his younger son, who was kind and humble, did get the princess.