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LMS: A Fool's Bucket

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ExOmelas says...

Fair warning, I came up with this all in one night while watching tennis.

Where some people say that James VI & I was once 'The wisest fool in Christendom', Bucket is the most cunning, most cynical, most conniving fool in the southern duchy of Resa. Together with his duchess patron, the two carefully hone his fool's babbling before every visit by anyone of note. Through this, they are able to pressurise and unnerve every duke, baron or even royalty who comes to visit.

Well, I say royalty. They've always had success with the Queen, with her parents and siblings. But one day a visit from the young Prince shows Bucket what happens when he topples off the edge of the knife he has been dancing his motley on.

What fools these mortals be!
William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night's Dream

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A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.
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