In the land of Mohenjo-Daro, there was a very
large bath. It was said to be enchanted by the
great priest himself. This priest was the eldest
man in the village and was said to have special
powers that no one else had. The rumors said
that he was given the power of healing.
Despite the rumors, everyone still looked up to
the priest and every day people would go to
the bath to cleanse themselves and to relax.
One day a newcomer came into town because
he had heard of the mystical power of the
This traveler’s name was Muhammad.
Muhammad has brought with him three sick
people, who had had their ailments for a
longtime now. Muhammad had promised
them that they would be healed with the
mystical power of the baths.
After bathing in the bath, the three sick people
were finally cured of their ailments. They then
left, and spread the story of their healing across
the land, and soon there were hundreds of
other people flowing into Mohenjo-Daro.
The priest was beginning to get fed up with all
of the new visitors, and restricted the use of the
baths for only the people of Mohenjo-Daro.
This created a great outrage, and the people
who had traveled far to seek out the healing
powers of the baths begged the priest to let
them bathe in it.
Standing firm in his decision, the priest began
to kill those people who did not leave the
bathes when asked to. The peaceful land of
Mohenjo-Daro was now a site of a great battle.
The priest and his people against the outsiders.
Everyone fought with all that they had.
The people of Mohenjo-Daro fought and fought
and fought, and in the end of all of the
slaughter came out victorious. The priest had
come out victorious. They had won! The priest
then retreated to his quarters for he was tired
from the battle. When the people returned to
the bath, something was different.
The bath, instead of having crystal clear water
in it, had a crimson substance in it…. It was
blood! And on the surface floating was the
priest with a knife in his back. The people
looked around for the killer, but found no one.
It seemed that the killer had run away.
After the bloody water had been drained, the
people felt that it would not be right for anyone
to use the bath again. From that point in time
forward, the great bath of Mohenjo-Daro was
never to be used again.