The newly crowned king was pleased with everyone who had come to pay his respects.
His heart was bubbling with joy for everyone, including the animals and birds and trees and plants had accepted his majesty.
“They must have seen my greatness, how prudent of them,” king said to himself. He was magnanimous in receiving greetings from everyone.
But when he learnt that the waves of ocean were defiant and unwilling to bow to him he was extremely unhappy.
“Let the ocean suffer for his impudence,” he thundered.
“My Lord, we can’t punish the ocean. We can’t match his strength and power,” said the minister meekly.
“We can and we will. How dare the ocean insult us? If we do not punish him then others will be tempted to disobey us.”
When the minster urged the king not do anything rash, he felt revolted.
“Kill this man for he presumes to know more than us,” king ordered his soldiers.
The minister was beheaded.
The army set out to vanquish the ocean. The recalcitrant had to be punished. The order had to be restored.
Everyone heartily endorsed the king’s resolve.
A post for Two Shoes Tuesday
Word prompts-ocean and order