The King and The Wiseman

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THE KING AND THE WISEMAN

 

CHARACTERS:

NARRATOR

KING

SERVANT

WITCH

GUARD

WISEMAN

 

SCRIPT:

 

NARRATOR:  Once upon a time there was a king who dreamed that he had lost all his teeth.  When he woke up he told one of his servants.

 

 

KING: Oh, I had a terrible dream!.  Well, it was really a nightmare!.

 

 

SERVANT:  What was it about?.

 

 

KING:  I dreamed that I lost all my teeth!.  I wonder what it means.

 

 

SERVANT:  Your majesty, if you want to, I can tell the witch from the forest to come and give you an interpretation of your dream.

 

 

KING:  Go to her house and tell her to come right away.  I am really worried.

 

 

SERVANT:  I will be right back.

 

 

NARRATOR:  The servant went to the witch`s house and told her about the king`s dream.  When she went to the palace she said.

 

 

WITCH:  Oh, you’re so unfortunate, King!.

 

 

KING:  Why?.

 

 

WITCH:  Each fallen tooth represents the death of one of your relatives, your majesty.

 

 

KING:  Then, I will be left alone.

 

 

WITCH: Yes, your majesty.  You will be all alone.

 

 

KING:  What an insult!.  How do you dare to tell me such a thing!. Get out of here!.

 

 

WITCH:  But…

 

 

KING:  Guard!.

 

 

NARRATOR:  When the guard entered the room, the king said.

 

 

KING:  Take this woman to jail, and never let her out!.

 

 

GUARD:  Yes, your majesty.

 

 

NARRATOR:  The guard and the witch left the room.  Meanwhile the king told his servant.

 

 

KING:  Who will help me now?.  She was my only hope.

 

 

SERVANT:  No, your majesty, I can still bring the wisest man from the kingdom.

 

 

KING:  Very well, I hope he can help me.

 

 

SERVANT:  I will be right back.

 

 

NARRATOR:  The servant went to the house of the wiseman and told him about the king`s dream.

 

 

WISEMAN:  Take me to the King.  I know exactly what his dream means.

 

 

SERVANT:  Let`s go.

 

 

NARRATOR:  When the wiseman was at the palace, he said.

 

 

WISEMAN: Oh, happiness is waiting for you, your majesty!.  Your dream means that you will live longer than all of your relatives.

 

 

KING:  Then I will live many, many years?.

 

 

WISEMAN:  Yes, your majesty, you will even outlive all your relatives. Long Live the King!.

 

 

KING:  I am really pleased with your interpreatation!.  That is really good news.  Guard come here!.

 

 

NARRATOR:  The guard entered the room and he said.

 

 

GUARD:  Should I take him to jail, your majesty?

 

 

KING:  On the contrary, give this man a hundred gold coins!.

 

 

WISEMAN:  Oh, thank you!.

 

 

KING:  You deserve it!.   Now I am completely sure that you are the wisest man in my kingdom. Guard, escort him to the palace gates.

 

 

GUARD:  Come with me, Sir.

 

 

NARRATOR:  When the wiseman and the guard left the room the servant was outside listening to whole conversation, then he said.

 

 

SERVANT:  It`s not possible!.  The witch told him the same thing you did.  Both of you made the same prediction, but she was sent to jail, and you received a hundred gold coins. I can`t believe it!.

 

 

WISEMAN:  Remember, my friend, that all depends on the way you say things. There is a great difference in how you delivered the message.   One of the great challenges of mankind, is to learn how to communicate.

 

 

NARRATOR:  And the wiseman left the palace with a hundred gold coins.

 

 

The End

 

 

Author:  Unknown

 

 

Adapted by: K I D S I N C O

 

Moral:  It’s not WHAT you say, but HOW you say it that counts.

 

 

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