Corafan, pseudo-poet and mock court jester, hesitated before he entered the king's garden. The riddle was the best he had constructed to date, but he had doubts that the king would solve it. Lately, King Mustapha (seven subsequent irrelevant names) Ferucil had not been pleased and one more displeasure could mean dismissal.
"The Riddles of the Sirens,"
Word Ways: Vol. 14
, Article 16.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol14/iss3/16