A Royal Laugh

The King threw his head back and laughed. He enjoyed a good laugh, and so did his wife, the Queen. When she saw the King laughing she let out a big laugh too. In fact, she laughed so hard she broke her throne. This made them both laugh harder.

Then they both got serious when they remembered they had the plague. “The plague,” said the King, and the way he said it made them both burst out laughing again.