The Tell brothers kept the local pawnshop. This was how Bill became known as a sure-shot archer. Bill's cousin left his bow at the shop and Bill used to go out hunting in the king's grounds. One day he shot at a king's rooster pecking cockel bugs on the hedge. It hit the queen munching whiffle berries in the garden. Now Tell had driven an arrow straight into the fleeting form of the king's income tax collector. This assault on the queen was the last straw. The king went to see about it, told Tell if he didn't shoot an apple off his brother's head, he'd get his where the rooster did. Trust the Tell brothers. That day they lived as knights.
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