Mary Anne’s first day volunteering
at the Castleberry nursing home,
she met Katherine in room 107.
Katherine said she liked it there
because they kept a horse.
It seemed unlikely to Marry Anne
but, she thought, maybe it was so.
“The chef in the kitchen feeds him.”
Hmm, Mary Anne thought.
“He has a stall for him in the kitchen.”
What could Katherine mean by that?
“He’s been there a hundred years.”
Well, okay then. Mary Anne patted
the old woman’s hand and came back
weekly to hear her stories.
Prince Xavier of Hollingsworth
wanted nothing else but to marry
Lady Margaret Anita. However,
she was promised to the Duke
of Abington, a cruel wizard.
Xavier plotted night after night
on how to rescue the lovely lady.
The night before the wedding,
he coerced the chef to let him in.
He proposed elopement to Margaret.
Unfortunately, the Duke caught them,
cast a spell on Xavier, the chef and Margaret.
to live forever: Xavier as a horse,
the chef to care for him, and Margaret,
now Mary Anne, whose memory was erased.
Xavier whinnied as he saw Mary Anne
out the window of his stall by the kitchen.
But the only one who knew about him
was the mute chef and Katherine in 107
and no one believed her stories.