my campaign was not entirely unopposed. One
block away, Zara Bradshaw, 10, and Sarah Fagan,
9, were chasing votes for the post of Queens
of Haumoana. Unlike my strategy of bribing voters
with sweets, the girls developed a detailed
policy platform. They won 100 percent of the
48 votes cast.
in the end the coldness of the day drove them
home again - just as well because their policies
were really good - something I hadn't thought
in all it was great to meet so many loyal subjects,
some of them bearing tithes of hot soup, coffee
and good honest chocolate.
- King of Haumoana