|Written by||Daniel Wilcox|
|Series||A Whitman Tell-A-Tale Book|
In the book, the Cave King is tired of writing on rocks, so he asks the Royal Smart Person to invent something lighter to write on. The Royal Smart Person considers a leaf, a lake and a feather, and finally comes up with paper. The Cave King hails the Royal Smart Person as a genius -- but when the King's paper flies away, the Smart Person gives him a rock to weigh it down, and drops the rock on the King's foot.