It Never pays to overreach yourself Story
It Never pays to overreach yourself
Once upon a time, a king had a jester in his court. He enjoyed every kind of Liberty of speech. This had made him bold and proud. One day, the king was holding court and was busy in serious state affairs.
The jester made fun of him. The king got highly offended and sentenced the jester to death. The jester begged for mercy but the king turned his request.
At last, when the jester pleaded for mercy again and again, the king said, “Die you must, but I grant you the freedom to choose the kind of death you like”.
The clever jester readily used his wit and requested the king to die of old age. The king was impressed by his ready wit and forgave him with the warning to be careful in future.
It never pays to overreach yourself