On a French cove,
Was a strange and exotic fruit.
Some say it was a pineapple,
But other descriptions point,
Towards a rare fruit unknown,
Whether to add mystical illusion or not,
The fruit was unseen before,
By the people who lived at the shore,
And for that reason,
They were in awe of it.
They adored the unusual fruit so much,
That they built a special throne for it.
People came from all across the region,
Just to catch a glimpse of the special item.
It attracted so many visitors,
Which gave a boom to local business,
That several of the merchants paid,
For a great cloak to be made for it.
They draped the fur lined cloak,
Over the fruit,
And made it look like a king.
People donated goods and resources,
To construct a humble palace for the fruit,
Protecting it from harsh weather.
It became a celebrity and was aptly named,
Roi des Fruits which means, King of Fruits.
Some of the visitors started to talk to the fruit,
Ask for guidance and even blessings.
It seemed so magical,
That countless people,
Raised it above its station,
And gave it a new meaning,
Something more than just, a fruit.
Not everyone was happy.
The nearby Baron,
Grew jealous and bitter,
In fact he was so angered by the fruit,
That he raised a small army,
And marched to the makeshift palace,
Declaring war on ‘King Fruit’.
Perdant bust in to the wooden shack,
Drew his sword,
And assassinated the fruit,
Slicing it into pieces.
If that was not bad enough,
His madness continued,
When he ate the fruit,
Was now the King of the area.
It is unsure if the last part of the story is true,
It is amusing.
The tale mentions,
That Perdant left in a hurry,
Feeling queasy after his confrontation,
And upon his retreat,
Began to shrank.
He shrunk to the size of a pine cone,
And slipped off of his horse,
Falling on to the mud below.
At that exact moment,
A Red Kite came flying past,
Circling the diminutive Perdant,
And in the blink of an eye,
Grabbed the little Baron in his talons,
And flew him away to a safe spot,
Where it devoured him.
Perhaps an exaggeration,
Perhaps it truly did happen,
Some things though, we will never know for sure.