The Prince of Thumbumbia was a young boy who eventually succeeded his uncle as King of Thumbumbia.
Meanwhile, the Prince's uncle the king died and the prince was offered the crown. As he was leaving for the city, it was noticed that the Prince had no shadow, so he was disqualified as king. Earl Highlough, the chief nobleman of the kingdom, came to investigate the matter and while he journeyed, the children's shadows returned. The Prince was crowned king and eventually married Lady Lindeva. ("The Runaway Shadows or A Trick of Jack Frost")