“A kingdom for a horse!”, cried the King.
Quickly they went and brought him a horse – a dead horse…
And when they took away his kingdom the King complained:
“But this is a dead horse…!”
They told the King that where they come from there used to be an old saying:
“When your horse is dead, get off the horse.”
Now over time, they told the King, things changed a bit and today the saying goes:
“When your horse is dead, go and sell your horse!”
And so it came that the King gave his whole kingdom –
Yet all he got – was this old and dead horse…!