Advice for the Trainee Adventurer
First, when leaving home, do not forget to pack a toothbrush.
A dragon can smell bad breath from miles away.
When working your way through the wood, never stray from the path,
For that way is treacherous and strewn with brambles and thorns.
If offered an apple by an elderly woman
Eat from the side that she has bitten
For the other will send you to sleep.
Beware of girls wearing pointy shoes.
Upon crossing the bridge you will be stopped by a troll asking a toll
Outwit it if you can, for the price it asks is too high
But leave a little money, for he too has a family to feed.
Remember that whilst kissed frogs may turn into princes,
The reverse is also true.
Pull the thorn from the lion's paw,
He will not bite you,
And kindness is it's own reward.
Never call attention to the height of a dwarf
For they will take offence
And an axe blow to the stomach
Hurts as much as one to the shoulders.
(Perhaps more, who knows?)
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