rebuked and ordered to accommodate the fisherman’s
In gratitude for all their patience the fisherman made
the King and Queen a special gift from his fountain—a
small compass with a unique attribute: it would only
point to water. He told them the idea came to him while
looking out his window. The King and Queen received
this gift with haunted recognition, and stowed it away
out of sight until the day should come that they could
make a gift of it to someone else.
As the years rolled on, a rumor spread over sea and
land claiming the return of the Man in the Moon.