The Wicked Prince

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Sincerity and responsibility

Main Lesson

A lying Prince finds his lies finally backfiring on him


The time of kings and knights


The prince, the king, and a young man

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The Wicked Prince

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A short story to teach sincerity

There once was a King whose son was a dishonest telltale. This Prince would threaten to punish the servants if they ever let the King know this.
One day, the King and the Prince left the castle together. They arrived at a village, at which point they separated. The Prince went back to his normal behaviour, getting on everyone's nerves, but the King returned unannounced and caught the Prince red-handed, up to his tricks.

The Prince took advantage of the fact that in that village there was a youth who looked just like him. He told his father that it had been the youth who had done all these bad things. However, the King, seeing what a lying snitch this person was, concluded that the boy in the village must be his real son, the Prince.

So the King took the boy back with him to the palace, and left the real Prince in the village. While there, the Prince finally came to regret his previous life filled with lies and accusations. The other young man heard of this, and decided to forgive the Prince. He confessed to the King that he wasn't his real son after all. The King left the castle and brought his son home, and the two young men ended up as inseparable friends.

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A minute for thinking

The prince takes advantage of being someone important, and so he does whatever he wants. What do you think of this attitude? If you were important and powerful, what would you use your power for?

Let's talk!

Worst of teling lies is that they can't be sustained forever, and once they are uncovered they become big problems. Share with your child some personal experience when you used lies trying to solve a situation, and what happened when the lie was uncovered.

Why don't you try this?

We all have a good and a bad side. To pay attention to the good one, craft both sides into two figures full of beautiful decorative elements. When you listen to your good side, take off some decoration from the bad side figure, and use it to decorate the good one, and the other way around. The goal is the good side figure to always look nicer, until the bad one loose all of its decorative elements

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