The Traveling Storyteller

The Emperor’s Nightingale

When the emperor hears that the most beautiful thing in his kingdom is the nightingale, he summons all of his servants to find the nightingale. Once the nightingale has been found, the emperor falls in love with its beautiful singing. Everyone is happy until the emperor of Africa sends the emperor a mechanical jeweled nightingale that bedazzles the kingdom and saddens the heart of the true nightingale.