The Legend Of The Donald

While the King may not be dead yet, long live the King :

The Donald’s reputation for building castles had inspired many apprentices who sought to learn at his feet. When apprentices displeased him, however, he would elucidate their inferior qualities and then place them inside a cannon. As an underling fired it, the Donald would declare, “You’re fired—out of a cannon.”

This phrase had long delighted the people, as had the other phrases he habitually employed, but the people were in a quandary. Experts in kingship had assured them that there was no harm in voting for the Donald, as he did not stand a real chance of ascending to the throne; yet these scholars were now saying, tarry, it might happen, and imagine what our realm would actually look like if we had a King the Donald!

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