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In this little skit the Patrol Leader or some other member of the Patrol with dramatic ability stands in the front of the group and recites, "There was a king with a terrible temper." After making this statement, he quickly turns to his Patrol and they heartily shout, and bang on whatever tinwares are within reach to verify his statement. The Leader goes on to say, "This king with a terrible temper (anvil chorus) had three daughters. One of exceeding stoutness." After saying this, the herald turns to his Patrol, and one of his court lets out a deep grunt. Then turning again to his audience, he proceeds to say, "One of exceeding thinness." One of his Patrol whistles faintly. Following this, he announces, "And one of exceeding beauty." All sing two or three notes of some popular air such as "Ain't She Sweet!" or "Yes Sir, She's My Baby!"

The herald then says, "To this king with a terrible temper (anvil chorus) there came a charming young Prince (Ali!) who courted one of his daughters. Not the one of exceeding stoutness (grunt) ; not the one of exceeding thinness (whistle), but the one of exceeding beauty. (All sing.) Then this king with a terrible temper (anvil chorus) got mad (ANVIL CHORUS).

"But the charming young Prince (Ah!) married, not the daughter of exceeding stoutness (grunt) ; not the one of exceeding thinness (whistle), but the one of exceeding beauty (all sing). And the King with the terrible temper (noise) forgave his beautiful daughter (song) and the charming young prince (Ah!) and they lived happily ever after." (All sing "Here Comes the Bride.")

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