Once Upon a Time in Hayle
Once upon a time there was this maiden who despite being a widower was still in her prime and looking for a suitor. She was not young, but still held her natural beauty. Along came a rather dashing suitor, who promised her wealth and security for the future. The maiden was bowled over by his charm and wit, but at the day of the wedding he hightailed it off to sea. The maiden was devastated, and fell into despair.
Near three decades later the maiden had still not found a suitor, and she felt that no one would ever love her again. As her agony continued; her health and looks faded until no one would give her a passing glance. That was until three suitors saw her potential.
These three suitors now made a play for her affection, the first one had his roots in the north, the second was from across the English Channel, whilst the third now resided in the Americas. All three offered security and money which would help make her attractive once again. The only issue was, she could only marry one.
Which one would it be as each had their own strengths and attributes? It was a hard choice because picking the wrong one would have far reaching consequences. Unable to make that decision on her own, she enlisted Counsel who she hoped could advise her as to which suitor was best.
This advice was complicated and fraught with danger, as the two rejected suitors would no doubt take the rejection personally and seek to change her mind in other more formal ways. Counsel has indeed advised her of the best suitor that would give her all she needs now and for the future, but is this suitor trust worthy, or once married run off with another and leave the now old maiden dead and dying.
We shall know in a week’s time as to who she has picked. Let’s hope it is the right choice.