Once the villagers heard the news, there was jubilation. “Finally,” the people cried, “something good will happen to our kingdom.”
But the wise women of the village warned, “Beware, villagers, there will be a lot of work to do. The King has destroyed our economy and polluted our air. Pestilence has ravaged our homes, and our country is divided.”
The townspeople refused to listen. They believed that the successor would bring people together. Faith was more valuable than truth.