The King and The Monk – Short Story

Once upon a time there was a king. He was very cruel and conquered neighboring kingdoms. Once he attacked the nearby kingdom and established his hegemony. Almost 75 per cent of the soldiers were killed in the battle. However the king was not concerned. Seeing this, a monk advised the king to stay away from bloodshed. The king did not appreciate and jailed the monk.

The people of the kingdom were worried about the king’s overambitious policies and protested. However the kind did not understand the pulse of the people and continued with his expansionist policies ruthlessly. Subsequently few soldiers also joined the protest. The jailed monk escaped the prison and led the revolt and dethroned the king. Finally the dethroned king became a monk and began the spreading the message of peace.

The moral of the story is that the king should know the pulse of the people and act accordingly.

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