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King And Tub

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  • 1. The King and His Tub
  • 2. It all started with Janakinath. His name means Lord Rama and he was indeed the king of the wealthy town of Mohenjo-Daro. Janakinath was a good king and all his people liked his rule because he was sincere and fair. Janakinath however liked being important, as he cared very much for his people he was a very selfish man. His parents died when he was a small boy and he took the thrown at a very young age. He had no siblings and no relatives at all.
  • 3. Janakinath was walking one day with one of his servants and he felt dirty. Janakinath ordered a bath be built in the center of the town for all the people of the town to use. He knew that this would take a long time but it would benefit him. He ordered all of his servants to build him this bath that would be named after him. His servants spent years of perfecting the bath tub while Janakinath watched their work carefully.
  • 4. As Janakinath grew bored he realized that the servants had always stayed as close to him as they could and he recognized his freedom. He began looking for women since he was one of the only unmarried men in the town. There were many beautiful women that he could chose from but he had in mind one woman that he had loved forever.
  • 5. He found her one night as his servants were working on the bath and he talked to her. They shared stories of all kinds of stories from past times. The bath was almost done, the servants made a tunnel serving as a way for the water to go in and out of the bath. It was connected to the river and was a great way to transport the new and old water. There was a lever which controlled which way the water went, to the bath, to the river, or nowhere. The night before Janakinath knew the servants would once again stick to him like glue he asked his lady to marry him, her name was Yogita.
  • 6. The bath was done and was about to be filled for the first time. Janakinath pulled the lever and the bath slowly filled with clean water. It filled and the lever was set so the water would stay. Janakinath was the first to enter and he knew it was a good idea to have the bath built. The next to enter was Yogita and then everyone else who wanted to bathe entered the giant bath. Life went on normally for Mohenjo-Daro plus the bath for a long time but as life progressed for Janakinath he got more self centered.
  • 7. His servants began to ignore his commands more often and not do their work to full ability and became less fair to all the people in the town except for Yogita. The town’s people noticed this once Janakinath limited the use of the bath for the middle and lower class people. The people had put up with his ignorance for weeks on end and this move pushed them too far.
  • 8. The people of the town wanted to get revenge on Janakinath and they knew that Yogita took a late night bath every other day. They designed a plan to draw away their king while someone flipped the lever to drain the tub. The next few days they talked secretly about how they would break into the lever room without the king knowing. Since the servants were not on either side they helped.
  • 9. The night of the attack came and one of the upper class members of the town called to the king and Janakinath went. Two others switched the lever to drain. The tub drained like a whirlpool and sucked everything inside into the dark tunnel of rushing water along with Yogita. Yogita was not seen again. The king returned to the empty bath and shrieked.
  • 10. He thought he had accidently switched the lever too far to drain and he believed he killed his wife. Janakinath was a man of ignorance but yet a sense of religion as well. He asked his servants to kill him and put him in the container of a priest which was never to be opened because he believed it would excuse his sins. The container was sealed with cement and the king was gone.

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