"Then one day, the darkest yet, a stranger came to town.
His clothes were not the normal kind and he looked just like a clown.
He wore a feather in his cap, a funny thing to do, and said he was a simple boy who spoke only what was true."
Sometimes the most difficult thing to do is tell the truth. Especially when that truth might make someone look foolish.
When the fearsome king looks into the wrong side of his hand mirror he mistakenly thinks that his head is missing. Fearing that they might embarrass the king with the truth, the villagers uphold the lie and it spreads darkness across the kingdom.
Then a boy from lands afar arrives to speak the truth to the king...but he has to get through the villagers first who have no intention of letting the truth fly free.
Help your children understand how important the truth becomes when good intentioned lies are allowed to prevail.