Trudgealong Rankle and the vacant Emperor

  • Trudgealong Rankle was initially thrilled to become deputy to the emperor.
  • And ride the hurdy gurdy to the tabernacle.
  • From where Waldemar Hollonoggin, ruler of the Zardonian federation, dispensed wisdom.

‘Is the Emperor unwell? I’ve been trying to speak to him all morning and he just blanks me,’ Trudgealong explained to his predecessor.

That’s because he can’t hear. Unfortunately he broke his mind. So I removed it and gave it to the dog.

‘What? How?’

‘His brain must’ve broken after months battling reality. I used a can opener and spoon.’

‘What now?’

That’s not for me to suggest, I’m retired.’