Legend says a wise man invented a game to represent the kingdom consisting of the king himself, his queen, rooks, bishops, knights, and pawns, all of which were important.
This was to convince his tyrannical Indian king, Shihram, of the importance of each resident of his kingdom.
He then requested the king to put one grain of wheat on the first square, two on the second, four, eight, sixteen and so on, until all squares were filled.
Surprisingly, the king found that such an enormous amount of wheat did not exist!
The king learnt two lessons – of life & of not underestimating small things in life!
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10 thoughts on “TALES OF LIFE”
It is 64. And I found this to be true!
Guess they did. Thank you!💐
Two legends in one story! Enjoyed this lesson in a tale. And now my question – how many squares on a chess board? (Of course not 64!)
If they helped the king understand and become less tyrannical the lessons were well worth it.
A piece to make the reader pause. Nicely done.
Thanks a lot!💐
Not mine. It’s a legend that is part of history. You can google it. Btw, chess is thought to be invented in India 😇😇😇
Love how you weaved the legend… maybe the king became a good king in the end
A lovely history lesson. Well done
Delighted you caught it.
It is believed that chess began in India😋😋😋