"How to Be Good" is a parchment written by a subject of King Rinkitink. The king often refers to it, as he considers the accomplishment of being good one of the fine arts.
It is a fine essay, and beautifully written with a goosequill. Rinkitink planned to make the man who wrote it a royal hippolorum.
Here are some excerpts from the parchment:
- "A good man is one who is never bad. Therefore, in order to be good, you must avoid those things which are evil."
- "To avoid saying unpleasant things, always speak agreeably."
- "Good children are seldom punished, for the reason that they deserve no punishment."
- "You may not find it as pleasant to be good as it is to be bad, but other people will find it more pleasant."