I'm now reading fantasy fiction 'The Belgariad' by David Eddings. It's a used book. Well worned on the cover. Here's dialogue chosen from the novel between two characters Garion & Silk.\
"Yes, Garion?", Silk asked, rousing himself.
"What kind of man is the king?"
"A foolish man---like all kings" Silk laughed.....
"How do they get to be kings, then?" Garion demanded.
"Some are born to it," Silk said. "The stupidest man in the world can be a king if he has the right parents"
I just laughed. How true !!