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The King

The King is the ruler of the land and father of the princess in the Mother Goose Stories episode "Humpty Dumpty". He has a passion for riddles and passes a law stating that anyone who can create a riddle that he cannot answer will earn his daughter's hand in marriage.

Once day, while out riding in his royal carriage, the king is asked a riddle by a young prince standing by the castle wall. The riddle goes as follows:

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.
What was Humpty Dumpty?

The king concludes that there was no answer to such a riddle, but the prince explains that Humpty Dumpty was an egg. The king is impressed by the clever riddle and grants the prince his daughter's hand in marriage.

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