• Published 4th Nov 2013
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Clyde's Tales - Salivanth


A collection of fairy tales featuring an eminently sensible earth pony named Clyde.

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The Children of Clyde

Once upon a time there was an eminently sensible earth pony named Clyde, who had a beautiful wife and four children named Maud, Marble, Limestone, and Pinkie. Clyde loved his children and wife with all his heart, but his wife soon fell ill and died shortly after. Eventually, Clyde married a new mare, a unicorn sorceress.

Though Clyde's new wife loved the children at first, she soon became jealous of the time Clyde spent with them, and so she vowed to be rid of them. As the children swam in a lake, she cast a spell upon them to turn them into swans for nine hundred years. Though the unicorn sorceress told Clyde that the children had been killed by timberwolves, the swan that had been Maud told him the truth.

Clyde was furious, and thought about banishing the unicorn from his rock farm. But in his infinite sensibility, he thought of a new plan.

He said to the unicorn, "Return my children to me, for I have always loved you more than them, and it will not matter either way."

The unicorn was overjoyed, and undid her spell. As the four children returned to Clyde, he spoke again. "Now that I have my children back, you can leave before I call the guards."

The unicorn was shocked, but she realised that Clyde was far too sensible to fall for her tricks, and so she left the rock farm in disgrace.

The moral of the story is: An action made in anger is not always the best thing to do.

Author's Note:

By JumpingShinyFrogs.