Faithful John

Aaah, Faithful John! A story about true love, in all its wonderful forms. And how do you prove true love, Grimm-style? Well, shooting a horse, burning a bridal gown and beheading some babies might be a good start.

I’m serious – the amount of violent crime in this tale tops everything we’ve heard so far. Yet, it is also a hauntingly beautiful fairy tale. And it’s our first “happily ever after”.

Discerning listeners and gaming fans will notice something special: I’ve used the soundtrack of Torin’s Passage, one of my favourite Sierra games, for this episode. It was composed by the wonderful Michel Le Grand, and you can download it here.

If you’re still not over the beheaded babies and think I made it all up, read the original here.

This story is quite long – I will do an analysis in a separate podcast.