Once upon a time, there lived a king in a town called Anglia. This king woke up one morning and decided to set out on a journey but promised he would look after his people even when he wasn’t there. He also advised them to call upon his name when they were in distress.
The people of Anglia kept their king’s instructions, they called him when problems arose, and he would always attend to them. As the king promised before he left, he served as protector and instructor to his people. He gave them accurate information on what would happen over a bit of time. He told them when war would come and how to get ready for the villain. The Anglians were so happy to be blessed with an intelligent king, they promised to be faithful and obedient to their king.
There was another town called Anglion. This small town was a sister town to Anglia, and they had several things in common. The difference was that Anglia was more popular and resourceful than Anglion. A new king was enthroned in Anglion and this king was so strong, mighty, and famous that he conquered different lands during his reign, and this led to Anglion’s economic transformation.
Different people from nearby towns would come to Anglion for partnership. The Anglians became terrified and they called on their king for help, but he told them not to worry, rather they should stay fervent and diligent. Anglion grew every day in wealth, resources, and riches. The Anglion king decided not to help any land who refused to bow to him.
When the Anglians noticed that the benefits weren’t reaching them they conspired to betray their king and most households moved to Anglion and Anglian became an empty land with only a few inhabitants who promised to endure the drought.
Years passed, the mighty king of Anglion became weak and later died. The town decided to elect a successor but the new king turned out to be weak and undiplomatic compared to his predecessor. He squandered all their resources, and the land became desolate. This made those who had left their homelands to return to them.
The Anglians were the last to leave; they decided to go home and apologise for their leaving and disobedience since they had heard that their king had arrived home. They set out the following morning, and reaching their town saw everything had changed. A wall had been built against external attacks, and they couldn't enter anymore. Those who could survive trekking to other nearby villages did, while the rest died from diseases.
Written by Olufolake Clara
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