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The King has come to me at once
And ordered that I make a suit

"The suit should have a lot of folds
Contain a lot of metal discs
Please color it by using paint
Then decorate with flower leaves
And please adhere a crown with tape"

Five items was I missing though
Replaced them with what I could find
King took the suit, and, going out,
Looked like the (?) man in town.

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    $\begingroup$ Unique! I like it. $\endgroup$ – Sensoray Mar 28 at 12:58
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    $\begingroup$ I’m just going to guess “Looked like the ‘old, foolish’ man of town” in here just because that sounds like a ridiculous outfit already. $\endgroup$ – Rewan Demontay Mar 28 at 13:02
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The suit should have a lot of folds

pleats

Contain a lot of metal discs

plates

Please color it by using paint

pastel (pointed out by Darrel Hoffman in the comments)

Then decorate with flower leaves

petals

And please adhere a crown with tape

staple

Five items was I missing though
Replaced them with what I could find

The narrator was out of tape so they used staples, etc. (from Darrel Hoffman)

King took the suit, and, going out,
Looked like the (?) man in town.

palest

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    $\begingroup$ I imagine that it might use rot13(cnfgry) colors... $\endgroup$ – Darrel Hoffman Mar 28 at 14:49
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    $\begingroup$ I think the "missing/replaced" lines simply refer to having to improvise, which is why we have rot13(cnfgry vafgrnq bs cnvag, crgnyf vafgrnq bs yrnirf, fgncyr vafgrnq bs gncr, rgp.) $\endgroup$ – Darrel Hoffman Mar 28 at 16:04
  • $\begingroup$ @DarrelHoffman Oh, I see now. Thanks! (Also, apparently rot13(cnyrg) doesn't mean what I had thought it meant!) $\endgroup$ – jafe Mar 28 at 18:44

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