The middle brother implored him, “Oh, little brother, let us go home and live in peace with our father. We’ve barely begun our journey, and look at the dreadful things that have happened already.”
The younger brother replied, “You are welcome to go home. However, the princess is still held on her lonely mountaintop, and someone must save her, so I will continue.”
The middle brother shook his head. “Little brother, think of all those smarter, braver, and stronger than you who have failed. Come back to our father’s house with me.”
“That’s as may be,” replied the younger son, “but I must do what I can do.”
Finally, the middle brother pulled at his arm. “Be reasonable, little brother! Come back to the fireside; you are being ...