Once upon a time there was an old man who lived in a small village on the outskirts of a large kingdom. He was known to be a kind and gentle soul who was always willing to help the people of his village in any way possible.
One day, word came to the village that a foreign prince had arrived in the kingdom and was looking to make a wish that would bring him fortune and power. As the prince made his way to the village, the old man knew what this meant — the prince was coming to his village to make an evil wish.
The old man was determined not to let this happen and he rushed to the village center to try and stop the prince from making his wish. The old man pleaded with the prince to turn back and forget about the wish.
The prince refused and insisted that he was going to make his wish no matter what. As the old man continued to plead and protest, the prince became increasingly angry. He began to make threatening movements toward the old man as if he was going to attack him.
Suddenly, the old man saw a bright light appear out of nowhere. He knew it was the Spirit of Good Wishing. The Spirit announced that the prince would not be able to make an evil wish and that it would be the old man who would make the wish.
The old man was hesitant at first but decided to take the advice of the Spirit. He thought long and hard about what wish he could make that would benefit the people of his village and the entire kingdom. Finally, he settled on a wish for peace and harmony throughout the kingdom.
The prince was enraged that the old man had taken away his chance to make a wish and he ordered his soldiers to take the old man away. The Spirit of Good Wishing then flew away and the old man was never heard from again.
The people of the village were relieved that the old man had thwarted the prince’s plan and the kingdom was restored to peace and harmony. The moral of the story is that good always triumphs over evil, no matter how powerful the evil may appear.