The Ugly Knight is a story of truth, honor, and valor. It imparts to the reader that there is more value in a good heart than one’s appearance. It is an adventure of the most unlikely ugly of knights, who set out on a quest to save the day. In return for his pure heart and unselfish intentions, he is rewarded with more than his heart could ever have imagined.
In the days of old there once lived a knight. He was not the most,
handsome in sight, some found him quite ugly and wished he would go, so
outside the town, he kept his abode. He lived in a cave, out by the sea,
all by himself, was where he would be. It was lonely at night for this
most ugly knight, he would sit by his fire and keep out of site.
The stars in the heavens, would shine down on him, like diamonds above,
he wished he was loved.
The waves of the ocean would lull him to sleep, the singing of whales,
out in the deep.
He would hum to himself his favorite song, it made the nights... not
seem so long.
The dying fire, the smoke so high, the sparks going up, into the sky.
The failing light upon his wall, makes one feel... Oh so small.
While lying there, he was getting quite cold, so he pulled up his
blanket, to cover his nose.
Though he was not much, to look at you see... his heart was as gold, as
his hero's of old.
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