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"I envy the farm girl," she thought as the villagers cheered the joust. Birth made her a royal. She would have preferred to live a simpler life full of easy laughter and comforting relationships. One particularly jovial young maiden caught the Queen's eye. The maiden was blushing as a young lad paid her a compliment or two. The Queen sighed to think that her life seemed artificial and staged compared to the genuine interaction she was witnessing there in the field. She hoped the King would not see the tears beginning to fall. With a quick glance, she saw that his eye didn't think to glance her way. "Oh to be that maiden," she thought.
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