ELEGANCE OF SPEECH


THIS is the story of the youth of Siddharaj jaising. His father Karnadev had died when siddharaj was a child of three. The Queen Mother Minaldevi held the reins of administration in her capable hands.

Siddharaj’s fame of personality spread as far as the metropolis and the Badshah sent an imperial command: “Your son is old enough to attend our Darbar.” Minaldevi was worried; she gave her son minute instructions on how to behave at Delhi. Finally, Siddharaj remarked casually. “Mother, should a contingency arise about which you have not already instructed me, tell me how I should contact you. “His mother was gratified to hear this significant remark.

As he approached the Badshah to offer his greetings, the latter seized both his hands firmly in his own and asked, “Come, young man, how are you going to free yourself now?”
Without making the least effort to release his hands, the lad replied with a smile: “In this ancient land of ours, when a groom takes his bride by one hand, he pledges himself to bear the responsibility of her welfare to the end of her life; but

Your Majesty has grasped me by both my hands, so now I am secure for ever!”
The Badshah was so impressed with this elegance of speech that he rewarded siddharaj handsomely and gave him permission to depart at will.
 


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