Seated on a throne before me was surely the mythical King Neptune!
And he was as real as you or me!
"We took the liberty, your highness, of bringing the one who found your lost trident back with us to return it to you in person." said Saul Sole. "I would like to present Constable Crab."
"Uh--your majesty?" I said.
"We thank you, Constable Crab, for returning our trident--our magical symbol of authority." King Neptune said. "It is customary to grant a boon to anyone doing a great favor for the ruler of the oceans of the earth--ahem--so what can we do for you?"