(NB: If you're reading this on Facebook, you can read this post in full on my blog) There's a moment in the new Disney movie "Prince of Persia" that some of you will enjoy (I took Jacob to see it last week). I must admit I wasn't expecting a movie based on a computer game to be much good, but it was a swashbuckling cracker with lots of very scary curved swords, warriors and grisly (implied) deaths.
The hero, Dastan, reveals to his rival Princess Tamina (who of course he ends up falling in love with) that he is not of Royal blood. In the heat of an argument he shouts at her "I wasn't born in a palace like you - I was born in the slums of Nasaf, where I lived and I fought and I clawed". Shocked, she asks, "And how did you become a prince?". Dastan pauses and replies, "The King marched into the market one day and he, I don't know, he found me, he took me in..."