Shishu Sansaar | Vikram-Vaitaal Stories-3
|4-Three Sensitive Queens|
4-Three Sensitive Queens
Once there was king of Ujjayinee whose name was Dharmdhwaj. He had three queens, very sensitive. All were very beautiful and the King also loved them all very much.
Once the King was sitting with his first queen. He just barely touched her hair that a lotus flower which was adorned in her hair, fell on her thigh and caused a wound. The king was greatly amazed to see such sensitivity and called a doctor to treat it.
On another time, he was playing with her second queen on the roof of his palace on a full Moon night. After a while the queen felt her skin burning of the moonlight. The King was amazed at her sensitivity also and asked the doctor to treat her.
Now one day, her third queen fell down hearing the sound of pestle grinding the rice very far away. Again King had to call doctor to treat her. After these incident he got very scared and took a great care of his queens.
Vaitaal stopped here and asked Vikram - "Now tell me who was the most sensitive queen among the three?" Vikram thought for a while and said - "The third boy, because she was not even touched by anything - be it light or flower. She heard only a faint sound from very far away."
As soon as Vikram finished his answer, Vaitaal ran away and hung on the same tree upside down.
Created by Sushma Gupta on January 15, 2002
Modified on 06/05/13