NCERT Solutions for Class 9th: Ch 4 In the Kingdom of Fools Moments English
► Every sleeps during the day and carry out their work at night
The disciple decided to stay in the Kingdom of Fools because he was delighted that everything cost a single duddu and everything was very cheap. All that he wanted was good and very cheap food.
According to the Guru, staying there was not a good idea as they were all fools and so he felt this situation would not last long and was not sure about what they would do in the future.
Following people were tried in the king’s court:
► The merchant whose house was burgled: Because his house’s wall was weak and it fell
upon the burgular and killed him
► The bricklayer who built the wall: Because he built a wall which was weak and which
collapsed killing the burglar
► The dancing girl: Because she distracted the bricklayer with her jingling anklets by
walking up and down the road where bricklayer was laying the wall
► The goldsmith: Because he didn’t complete the dancing girl’s order on time and so she
had to go to the goldsmith a dozen times.
► The merchant whose house was burgled (second time): because his father persuaded the
goldsmith to finish his order first thereby delaying the dancing girl’s order. Since the
merchant’s father died, the merchant had to be executed in his father’s place
► The disciple: Because the merchant was too thin to be executed by the newly made stake
and a fat man was required to fit the stake. The disciple was very fat, hence he was
The real culprit according to the king is the merchant because although his old father was the real murderer he was dead and someone had to be punishment in his place.
He escapes the punishment because he is too thin to be properly executed on the stake.
The guru’s words of wisdom were that it was the city of fools. He advised the disciple to leave the city because he would not know what they would do next.
The disciple remembers this when he was going to be executed.
The guru tries to confuse the king by expressing his desire to be killed first. Then to further confuse the king he tells the story of becoming the king in the next incarnation. Apparently it may sound like a case of pure lie to save your dear one’s life. But if we go deeper consciously or unconsciously the sage is trying to save everybody’s life in the kingdom. Ultimately he is able to pull everybody out of the misery of living in the kingdom of fools.
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