In the midst of the dreadful wilds, there once lived a Griffin. The Griffin was unfamiliar with his appearance, and was desperate to discover what he looked like. He became aware of a stone image of himself in front of a church, in a nearby town. There was no option but to travel there!
Time to assist those who need me!
Wow! So admirable!
The Griffin anxiously arrives in the small town. The townspeople are terrified and have no desire to interact with him. The news spread like wildfire, as individuals fled into their houses. Two men are recognized, and were commanded to halt. They recommended he should speak with the Minor Canon with uneasiness.
I can't believe I'm doing this. Oh well, I suppose it is my responsibility.
The Minor Canon felt that it was necessary to speak with the Griffin, as the townspeople depended on him. Putting aside his dismay, he arranged a compromise. It was decided that the Griffin should return the next morning.
School is about to open.
I'll go tell the other scholars!
It became a daily routine to visit the stone image. The Griffin notably becomes attached to the Minor Canon, and follows him about as he goes after personal avocations. The townspeople are questioning why the Griffin has not left.
The townspeople remember that the autumnal equinox is approaching, and fear for the lives of their children. They assume that the Griffin will aspire to eat every adolescent in sight. They send the Minor Canon off to the dreadful wilds, in hope that the Griffin will follow.
Instead of searching for the Minor Canon, the Griffin expresses subtle grief. He feels that the Minor Canon's absence will affect the town, so he attempts to take over his responsibilities. He cares for the sick and poor, as well as runs the schoolhouse. Everyone is skeptical and still awaiting for the time when the Griffin leaves.