Too much sorrow has sprung already from my
ambition. Too much injustice has soiled the name of king.
A short story written by the legendary author of Dracula, The
Crystal Cup reveals the struggle a young artist faces when he is taken
from his family and forced to work for the king. He is promised freedom in
return for his hard work to make the perfect crystal vase. The story takes a
tragic twist when he dies immediately following the completion of the vase. The
king then jeopardizes his reign when he displays the artist’s remains alongside
the vase during a feast at the castle.
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