By Harry Turtledove
Otto of Schlepsig is risking his neck as an acrobat in a third-rate circus in the midst of nowhere whilst information arrives that the land of Shqiperi has invited Prince Halim Eddin to develop into its new king. Otto doesn't comprehend the prince from Adam, yet he does take place to appear similar to him—a accident that conjures up Otto with a mad plan to imagine Halim's identification and rule in his stead. precise, Shqiperi is an uncivilized backwater, yet even in uncivilized backwaters kings stay larger than acrobats. Plus, kingship in Shqiperi comes with a harem. Rank, as they are saying, has its privileges.
With his pal Max, a sword-swallowing tremendous whose continual cough makes each functionality a possible tonsillectomy, Otto embarks on a rollicking trip full of feats of derring-do, wondrous magic, and lovely maidens—well, appealing girls. And that's ahead of he enters a royal international that's really fantastical.
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They first appeared in book form as song lyrics with accompanying music in my songbook, Noises From Under the Rug. That book is now out-of-print. Transforming these songs to poems was relatively painless, thanks in large part to my cousin, Sheldon Biber, who has been much, much more than an editor over the years. Cousin Shelby not only introduced me to a love of poetry and encouraged me to write when I was younger, but fueled my love of music and listened to my early songs, urging me to go public.
Don't put your finger up your nose, 'Cause your nose knows that's not the place it goes. You can sniffle, you can sneeze, But I'm asking you-pleaseDon't put your finger up your nose. The poems in this book were originally published as songs-many over twenty-five years ago. They first appeared in book form as song lyrics with accompanying music in my songbook, Noises From Under the Rug. That book is now out-of-print. Transforming these songs to poems was relatively painless, thanks in large part to my cousin, Sheldon Biber, who has been much, much more than an editor over the years.
Don't put your finger in your eye, That's not a thing I think you oughta try. You can blink it, you can wink it, But I don't think it Would be good to put your finger in your eye. And don't stick your finger down your throat. 'Cause that will just make you start to choke. Then up wil\ come your dinner And you'l\ start to look much thinner, So don't stick your finger down your throat. Don't put your finger up your nose, 'Cause your nose knows that's not the place it goes. You can sniffle, you can sneeze, But I'm asking you-pleaseDon't put your finger up your nose.
Every Inch a King by Harry Turtledove