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A Foe In Disguise Of A Friend

This is one of the great stories with moral lessons for the children. Once upon a time, there was a King. Every day, one soldier was killed in his Kingdom. They were killed not in a war but while safeguarding the palace. The King was worried. Every day, the Commander would come and used to give the news of another murder. “My Lord, today again someone has killed our soldier.”

The King ordered to make the arrangements stiffer but it was of no use. Killing up Soldiers continued. Circumstances were getting worst day by day. Soldiers started denying to discharge their duties in the palace. There was a danger of army rebelling against the King. Also, read The Happy Prince.

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Image [email protected] One day, the King heard about his son’s homecoming after completing his studies. He asked his father, “What is the reason behind your sadness?” The King told the whole story to his son. The Prince also got worried. He collected all the details of the murder. He was surprised to know that the soldier who used to be alone while safeguarding was the victim.

It was very clear that whosoever was the killer, he did not want to face a group of soldiers. The Prince ordered, “Don’t be alone while discharging the duties. At least five soldiers should be together while guarding the palace.” This boosted the confidence of the soldiers and all of them agreed. The results were marvelous. Many days passed by and not a single soldier was killed. Everyone was happy.

One day, the Prince called the Commander and said, “Commander, it seems as if the killer has run away. So, get rid of the special duties allotted to the soldiers. It is not required anymore.” The King said, “It’s dangerous to do that! The killer might do the same thing of the same sort.” The Prince wanted to convince his father that the killer would not do anything of this sort but the father denied.

The Prince anyhow decided to take the risk. He told his father to ask one of the soldiers to guard near the huge mango tree. According to the Prince’s desire, arrangements were made. The Commander himself went to see the arrangements. A soldier was standing under the mango tree. You may also like to read, King Midas And the Golden Touch.

A soldier was standing under the mango tree and guarding. The Commander asked, “Soldier, I hope you are not nervous!” “No Commander, not at all!” As soon as the soldier turned back, the Commander pounced and attacked him. He stabbed the poor soldier on his stomach. Unfortunately, the sword fell from the Commander’s hand because the soldier was wearing a shield.

Before the Commander could understand anything, the soldier placed his sword on the Commander’s neck smiling and said, “Yes commander, it seems like you have not recognized me.” It was the Prince himself! The Commander’s face turned pale. The Prince had his doubts from the very first day that the Commander was the real culprit. The Commander begged in front of the Prince but it was of no use. He ordered the soldiers to arrest him and lock up in the prison.

After that, none of the soldiers had died in the Kingdom. The King was very happy with his son’s observation. He made his son the King. Since that day, everyone lived happily and safely. Also, read The Prince And the Bear.


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