There was once a King who, by many accounts, was a successful sovereign. Everyone was well fed and safe, the granaries were full, and all his subjects had useful work. But the general mood of the kingdom was, well, bored. There was no spark, no enthusiasm. The Queen, in her wisdom, knew that a kingdom takes after its king, so she encouraged her husband to seek out some fun and passion. It is not until he hears the magical sound of the Hermit thrush, however, that he is able to remember what he truly loves to do.