Once upon a Time

in the hamlet of Striveling (Stirling, place of strife) a beautiful princess called Esme sneaked away from her Grandparents and climbed up to the top of the Wallace Monument. She wanted to see the Crown of the monument at close quarters but while she was there she was captured by William Wallace, the Guardian of Scotland. He kept her in captivity for  many months until he realised the error of his ways and finally uttered these words
'Dico tibi verum, Libertas optima rerum; Nunquam servili, sub nexu vivito, Esme.'
 'I tell you a truth: Liberty is the best of things, Esme; never live under any slavish bond.' At this moment he gave her her freedom. So when you watch the film "Braveheart" remember that if it wasn't for Princess Esme, Mel Gibson would not have shouted "Freedom" when he launched himself into battle and he might not have been hung drawn and quartered if he hadn't been so damn determined (thrawn)
And why did Esme have long blond hair like  Rapunzel ? Was it because it had grown so much while in captivity, no it was because her Granny wanted to Photoshop her on to todays blip of the crown of the Wallace Monument, here on a gloriously sunny day.


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