The three questions the king asked were:
1. what was the right time for every action?
2. who were the most necessary people?
3. what was the most important thing to do?
"... he would never fail in anything the might undertake."
(i) "... he decided to consult a hermit, widely renowned for his wisdom."
(iii) "All the answers being different, the king agreed with none of them ..."
The bearded man said, " ... if you wish it, I will serve you as your most faithful slave ..."
6a. "Remember then: there is only one time that is important - now!"
6b. "The most necessary person is the one with whom you are ..."
6c. "... the most important affair is to do that person good ..."
A. The king tried his best to save the bearded man.
B. The king befriended the bearded man who intended to kill him and even promised to restore his property.
C. The king collected answers from his people and even visited the hermit for answers.
"... the most important affair is to do that person good, because for that purpose alone was man sent into this life."
- The story doesn't contain any personified animals and object.
- An allegory is not about the length or structure of the story, or the conflicts there in.
The Three Questions
Extension: Think and Share
11. If you were the king, would you be satisfied with the hermit's answers and give him the reward? Why or why not?
12. Of the three answers, which one do you agree with the most? Explain with an example from your personal experience.