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John stopped bragging

Once upon a time, there was a king who had two servants by his side, one named John and the other named Pym.

By KianaPublished 4 months ago 3 min read
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Once upon a time, there was a king who had two servants by his side, one named John and the other named Pym. John is a famous braggart, and he likes to make beautiful and beautiful promises to people, but these promises are empty words that never come to fruition in the end. Pym, on the other hand, loves to make trouble with John. As long as he hears John the braggart bragging or making promises to people, he will expose John's western scene and make him humiliated.

One day, the king wanted to eat pheasants at dinner. He called John and ordered, "You go to the mountain today and catch ten pheasants."

John cried out as soon as he heard it: "Ten? Your Majesty, ten is too few, I'll go and catch a hundred pheasants for you!"

The king was very happy when he heard this: "Well, if you really catch a hundred pheasants, I will reward you with a hundred gold coins."

When Pym heard it, he immediately sneaked ahead of the braggart, climbed up the mountain, and said to the pheasants, "Fly away, pheasant, flap your wings and fly to the sky, John the braggart is coming to catch the pheasant for the king." When John finally climbed to the top of the mountain, there was no pheasant left. He had to go back to the palace empty-handed. The king was very angry and ordered the guards to put him in prison for a hundred days.

A hundred days later, the king released John.

One day, the king wanted to eat fresh live fish at dinner. He called John and said to him, "Go to the river and catch five fish for me." This time, John dared not blow too hard, and he had not forgotten the taste of the last time in prison, so he said to the king, "Your Majesty, five are too few, let me catch fifty for you!"

The king nodded and said, "Well, if you can really catch fifty fish, I will reward you with five gold coins for each one."

Pym heard this again, and he quietly rushed to the river ahead of the braggart, and said to the fish, "Swim away, fish, shake your body and swim to the other side, John the braggart is coming to catch fish for the king." When John came to the river to catch fish, he didn't catch a single one. John had no choice but to go back to the palace empty-handed. The king was very angry, and John was taken to prison again for fifty days before he was released.

One day, the king wanted to eat hare at dinner, so he called John and said to him, "John, go to the field and catch a hare."

John said to the king, "Your Majesty, one is too few. I will catch ten for you!" John became more honest than before. In fact, it is no wonder, who wants to stay in prison all the time? The king said, "Well, if you can really catch ten wild rabbits for me, you will be rewarded with ten gold coins each."

But when John hurried into the field, he didn't even see the shadow of the hare. It turned out that Pym was the one who did it again. John had to go back to the palace empty-handed and dejected. The king was very angry and put John in jail for another ten days.

One morning a few days later, the king wanted to eat wild goats at dinner. He asked John to go to the woods and catch a wild goat. John told the king, "My lord, I will go to the woods at once and see if I can catch a goat for you."

Pym heard it again, but this time he didn't mess with John again. Because John has become honest now.

Sure enough, John did catch an wild goat for the king. He was very happy, and the king laughed and said to John, "Well done! John, if you promise again this time, you may have to go to jail!"

From that day on, John seemed to be a different person, and he no longer easily made promises that could not be fulfilled.

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