1. Once upon a time ,
there lived a king
who had a very
wise and intelligent
2. One fine evening , the king was standing in
the balcony of his palace and enjoying
the beautiful view of his garden .
Suddenly, a strong wind blew and the
doors of the balcony closed with a bang .
Unfortunately , the king’s finger came
between the doors and was cut . The
king was in unbearable pain . When the
Prime Minister heard of the accident , he
rushed to the palace to see the king .
Instead of consoling the king , he said , “
3. When the king heard
these harsh words of
the Prime Minister , he
flew into a towering
rage . He ordered his
guards to arrest the
Prime Minister and
imprison him . The king
appointed a new Prime
4. One day , the king , along with
his new Prime Minister ,
went on a hunting trip .
When they reached the
forest , he spotted a
beautiful deer and they
began to chase it . Soon ,
they reached deep into the
forest and lost their way .
5. Now it so happened that
some bandits living in
the forest were looking
out for some men to
offer them as a
sacrifice to their
goddess . When they
saw the king and the
Prime Minister , they
caught them and took
them to temple of the
6. The king and the Prime Minister were in big
trouble . They knew that there was no way
they could save their own lives .
The bandits believed that they could make a
sacrifice of only a complete man. So the chief
of the bandits examined the king and Prime
Minister. When the chief saw that the king
had lost a finger, he said to his men,” Let this
man go. He does not have a finger and so he
is not a complete man. Our goddess will not
accept the sacrifice of such a man.”
7. The King was set free.
After wandering in the forest for two days, the
king , at last, reached his kingdom. As soon
as he entered his palace, he ordered his
guards to release the Prime minister from the
prison. He then called him to his court with
great respect and honour.
8. As soon as the Prime Minister entered the
court, the king warmly embraced him. He
then narrated the story of the bandits to
him. The king asked the Prime Minister to
for his mistake. He honoured him by ,
once again, making him the Prime Minister
of his kingdom”
The Prime Minister said,” your highness,
Whatever happens, happens for the good.”
We should believe in God , do our duty
faithfully and heartily accept the fruits of
our deeds .
We should not be discouraged by
difficulties in our lives . Some of them are
for our own good .
We should be cool and patient even in the
most trying situation .