but I digress.
The King and Queen had a son who was handsome, talented, and very smart. The only problem was this: when dining in the Banquet Hall his table manners were scandalous.
They tried everything to correct this problem: they scolded, they reminded and they punished, but the handsome Prince said he kept forgetting.
Soon, things became very tense in the Banquet Hall, and this would not do.
One day the Queen was brushing her beautiful curls, wishing her son could see what others saw when he eats.
And this thought prompted an epiphany.
The next evening in the Banquet Hall, the handsome Prince noticed a mirror propped against his goblet. Curious, he looked around, but everyone in the Banquet Hall was looking at their plates.
The Prince sat and quietly studied his reflection. He slowly scooted in his chair, sat up straight, and proceeded to eat without stuffing his mouth. He didn't hold his fork like a shovel, he wiped his mouth, and he sipped instead of gulped.
The King smiled, the Queen smiled, the Prince grinned, and the Banquet Hall echoed with cheers and laughter.
And everyone lived happily ever after.