DON'T SHOW ME YOUR FACE TOMORROW!



King Krishnadev Rai was very fond of Tenalirama. He couldn't do without him even for a moment. Yet one day, for some reason, the king was annoyed with Tenalirama. He was so irked that he said "Go away Tenalirama! Do not show me your face tomorrow. If you don't obey my order, you will be flogged mercilessly in this very court, in the presence of all the courtiers." The courtiers were stunned. They quietly watched the scene. Tenalirama was hurt to hear this. However, he did not utter a word and left the court quietly.

 
DON'T SHOW ME YOUR FACE TOMORROW!

DON'T SHOW ME YOUR FACE TOMORROW


The following morning, when the king was on his way to the court, he met one of his courtiers. The courtier began to poison the king's mind against Tenalirama. He said "Your Majesty, in spite of your strict warning, Tenalirama has come to the court today. He has disobeyed you."



The king was enraged. He said, "Is that true? How dare he defy me?" Taking advantage of the king's displeasure, the courtier said "That is not all, Your Majesty. He has shown great disrespect for the royal court. Ever since he has arrived in the court, he has been playing some mischief and all the courtiers just can't stop laughing at his tomfoolery."


The king was infuriated. He screamed, "Is that really true? How dare Tenalirama misbehave in the royal court! Does he think the court is a stage to display his theatricals?" The courtier was happy to see the king react so strongly. "Tenalirama will be in great trouble now," he mumbled, feeling rather pleased. The king was so irritated that he actually rushed to the court. When he reached the court, he realized that the courtier was right. Tenalirama was standing in the middle of the court. He had covered his head with an earthen pot. The pot had two holes and it was painted like a joker's face. Tenalirama gently tapped the pot with his hands and was dancing to the rhythmic beating. The courtiers were enjoying this and laughing heartily.
 
DON'T SHOW ME YOUR FACE TOMORROW!

DON'T SHOW ME YOUR FACE TOMORROW!

When the king entered the court all the courtiers stopped laughing. The king was burning with rage. He roared "What is all this nonsense, Tenalirama ?! Didn't I ask you not to show me your face? Would you like to be flogged now? Why did you defy my order?"



Tenalirama joined his hands and said respectfully
"Your Majesty, I have not defied your order. You had asked me not to show my face. And I have obeyed you. Can you see my face? Besides we always discuss serious matters in the court. Is that fair? Don't you think we all need a break? Shouldn't we enjoy some jokes sometimes?"


The king, in fact, was quite amused by Tenalirama's appearance. And when he heard his words he burst out laughing. He said, "You are right, Tenalirama..." He then muttered, "There is no point in getting angry with a joker." 

DON'T SHOW ME YOUR FACE TOMORROW!

DON'T SHOW ME YOUR FACE TOMORROW!


However, the king was no longer annoyed with Tenalirama. He said, "Tenalirama, will you please remove this pot from your head and take your seat?"




Moral:- We can erase any problem in this world or any kind of negatively by giving us a nice smile or happiness



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