The Competition is a children's story book in Marg Watt's delightful Tales from Hallowed Hollow series.
This tale sees Percival Downtwistle, the wise barn owl, helping the royal red deer family of Quarendale Hill resolve dire problems of state.
Percival devises a plan to settle which of the two Herd Master, and King of the Hill's two troublesome sons is the most suitable to reign after he retires More
'The Competition' sees Percival Downtwistle, the wise barn owl, helping the royal red deer family of Quarendale hill resolve dire problems of state.
The two eldest sons of the Herd Master, and King of the Hill, create serious unrest within their kingdom, as they continually battle with each other for the right to be proclaimed the next King after their aging father retirtes.
Percival devises a plan to settle the question of which one of them is the most suitable to reign after their aging father retires.
Much to the relief of all concerned, he teaches the vold king the true meaning of respect and wisdom, which is as equally important to any ruler as physical strength.
As Percival helps solve the problem, he shows all the creatures in the area that there is always more than the one way to resolve differences.