In the far-off land of Malacolite, there lived a kind and loving king named Edward. He was known for his fairness and generosity amongst his people. The King was particularly fond of children and would often interact with them.
One day, the King was taking a stroll in the courtyard when he saw a little girl crying. When he asked her what was wrong, she replied that she had lost her kitten. King Edward immediately ordered his entire kingdom to search for the lost kitten. Everyone in the palace was surprised to hear about the King’s order but nevertheless complied with it.
Days went by, and the kitten was still missing. Everyone was starting to give up, but not the King. He continued to search for the kitten, and his determination eventually paid off. He found the kitten in a field chasing butterflies. The King brought the kitten back to the palace and returned it to the little girl. She was overjoyed and thanked the King for his kindness.
The King’s act of kindness did not go unnoticed by the citizens of Malacolite. Word quickly spread of his selfless act, and soon everyone was praising his kindness and generosity. The King had become a symbol of love and kindness for everyone in the kingdom.
Many years passed, and King Edward grew old. He knew that it was time for him to select a successor to rule the kingdom of Malacolite. He had three sons, and none of them were suitable candidates to replace him. They were selfish, arrogant, and did not care about the welfare of their people.
One afternoon, King Edward held a meeting with his advisers and council members to discuss the matter of his successor. The meeting was long, and they finally agreed that the most suitable candidate to replace the King was none other than the little girl whose kitten he had found years ago. Everyone agreed that she possessed all the qualities of being a fair and kind ruler who would always put the happiness of her people first.
King Edward then called for the little girl and announced that she would be his successor. She was hesitant at first but eventually agreed to take on the role. The people of Malacolite were thrilled with the decision, and they knew that their kingdom would be in safe hands.
Years passed by, and the little girl had grown up to be a wise and just ruler. She followed in the footsteps of King Edward and continued to spread kindness and love amongst her people. The people of Malacolite were happy and prosperous, and they knew that they had a ruler who would always put their interests first.
The moral of the story is that small acts of kindness can go a long way. King Edward’s act of helping a little girl find her kitten left a lasting impact on the kingdom of Malacolite. His kindness and generosity had earned him the respect and admiration of his people, and it was that same kindness that resulted in the selection of the little girl as his successor. It just goes to show that being kind and selfless can have far-reaching effects, and we should always endeavor to be kind to others, regardless of who they may be.