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He is a very hardworking King in the Kingdom of Binn. He works from 5 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon. Funny that even when he is taking a shower and having breakfast, he uses his right hand to sign a pile of papers with the help of Eric, his page boy, and Lord Droon.
The Kingdom of Binn is below the sea level. As described in the book: The kingdom was a low one; the sea was a high one; and only Dike Trees kept the sea from pouring in. Nizzards are everywhere. They bite the trees' roots so the sea water can flow but King Birtram has five hundred Patrol Cats assigned in the morning and another five hundred Patrol Cats assigned in the evening to guard the Dike Trees and kill the Nizzards.
Lord Droon is jealous of King Birtram. He doesn't like watching him playing with his stilts after a day's work. So he made a way to throw his stilt. Good thing Eric is a prudent page boy to King Birtram. He saved the King from being sad as well as the Kingdom from being drowned by sea water.
And the story ends with Eric having given a red, tall and flashy stilts just like King Birtram. From then on, every after the King's work, they play with their stilts together.
And when they play they really PLAYED. And when the work they really WORKED.