History Literature / TheKingWhoWouldBeStrongerThanFate

11th Mar '18 7:22:07 PM LeeM
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A king has a beautiful daughter and loves hunting. One day, chasing a white stag, he became very lost and stumbled on a hermit, who, after being pressed, tells him that his daughter is fated to marry a slave-girl's son. He immediately treats with the king who owns her, and having been given both the woman and her son, takes them to the wilderness, where he kills the woman and abandons the baby.

A poor widow, without any family, lived in that wilderness. She supported herself with her goats, but wondered what she would do if she were ill or injured. One day, her best nanny goat did not have a drop of milk. When this happened again and again, she followed it one day and found the baby and his dead mother. She buried the woman and took in the baby to help her in old age. He grew up into a brave, beautiful, and industrious young man.

One day, he found a peddler's donkey eating their cabbages, so he beat it, defending himself to his neighbor. The neighbor exaggerated, claiming he had threatened the peddlar, and the king, who had been the peddlar in disguise, had him arrested on the pretence that even a poor peddlar could have justice in his lands. He realized who he was, because his mother was too old, and then said that he could be pardoned if he enrolled in the army, because he looked to be a good soldier and needed some discipline. Once in, he was sent on many dangerous missions, which he survived. Then the king tries to have him poisoned, but a dog eats some of his food first, alerting him. Finally, the king sent him off with a message, to a governor -- whose wife the princess was visiting.

The young man arrived with the message and was told the governor was resting, and would receive him in the evening. He himself went to sleep in the garden. The princess did not like the custom of sleeping during the day, and pretended to do so, so that her ladies would sleep, and she could wander as she pleased. She came upon the young man and was much taken with his looks, and stole the message to find it was one for his execution. She altered it to say that they should marry at once. The governor, being the king's most faithful servant, carried it out at once.

The king was much distressed, but stopped fighting fate. He received his son-in-law, who was his heir after he died.

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A king has a beautiful daughter and loves hunting. One day, chasing a white stag, he became becomes very lost and stumbled stumbles on a hermit, who, after being pressed, tells him that his daughter is fated to marry a slave-girl's son. He immediately treats with the king who owns her, and having been given both the woman and her son, takes them to the wilderness, where he kills the woman and abandons the baby.

A poor widow, without any family, lived lives in that wilderness. She supported supports herself with her goats, but wondered wonders what she would will do if she were becomes ill or injured. One day, her best nanny goat did does not have yield a drop of milk. When After this happened happens again and again, she followed follows it one day and found finds the baby and his dead mother. She buried buries the woman and took takes in the baby to help her in old age. He grew grows up into a brave, beautiful, and industrious young man.

One day, he found finds a peddler's donkey eating their cabbages, so he beat beats it, defending himself to his neighbor. The neighbor exaggerated, exaggerates, claiming he had has threatened the peddlar, and the king, who had been the peddlar in disguise, had has him arrested on the pretence that even a poor peddlar could have justice in his lands. He realized realizes who he was, is, because his mother was is too old, and then said says that he could can be pardoned if he enrolled enrols in the army, because he looked looks to be a good soldier and needed needs some discipline. Once in, he was is sent on many dangerous missions, which he survived.survives. Then the king tries to have him poisoned, but a dog eats some of his food first, alerting him. Finally, the king sent sends him off with a message, to a governor -- whose wife the princess was is visiting.

The young man arrived arrives with the message and was is told the governor was is resting, and would will receive him in the evening. He himself went goes to sleep in the garden. The princess did does not like the custom of sleeping during the day, and pretended pretends to do so, so that her ladies would will sleep, and she could can wander as she pleased. pleases. She came comes upon the young man and was is much taken with his looks, and stole steals the message to find it was one for orders his execution. She altered alters it to say that they should marry at once. The governor, being the king's most faithful servant, carried it carries out the wedding at once.

The king was is much distressed, but stopped stops fighting fate. He received receives his son-in-law, who was becomes his heir after he died.
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22nd Feb '18 9:43:50 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* FollowTheWhiteRabbit: If he hadn't followed the white stag, the boy would never have married her.



* FollowTheWhiteRabbit: If he hadn't followed the white stag, the boy would never have married her.
17th Nov '17 7:00:44 PM Theriocephalus
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One day, he found a peddlar's donkey eating their cabbages, so he beat it, defending himself to his neighbor. The neighbor exaggerated, claiming he had threatened the peddlar, and the king, who had been the peddlar in disguise, had him arrested on the pretence that even a poor peddlar could have justice in his lands. He realized who he was, because his mother was too old, and then said that he could be pardoned if he enrolled in the army, because he looked to be a good soldier and needed some discipline. Once in, he was sent on many dangerous missions, which he survived. Then the king tries to have him poisoned, but a dog eats some of his food first, alerting him. Finally, the king sent him off with a message, to a governor -- whose wife the princess was visiting.

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One day, he found a peddlar's peddler's donkey eating their cabbages, so he beat it, defending himself to his neighbor. The neighbor exaggerated, claiming he had threatened the peddlar, and the king, who had been the peddlar in disguise, had him arrested on the pretence that even a poor peddlar could have justice in his lands. He realized who he was, because his mother was too old, and then said that he could be pardoned if he enrolled in the army, because he looked to be a good soldier and needed some discipline. Once in, he was sent on many dangerous missions, which he survived. Then the king tries to have him poisoned, but a dog eats some of his food first, alerting him. Finally, the king sent him off with a message, to a governor -- whose wife the princess was visiting.
4th Feb '13 10:06:44 AM EarlOfSandvich
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'''''The King Who Would Be Stronger Than Fate''''' is an Indian FairyTale, collected by AndrewLang and included by him in ''The Brown Fairy Book''.

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'''''The King Who Would Be Stronger Than Fate''''' is an Indian FairyTale, collected by AndrewLang Creator/AndrewLang and included by him in ''The Brown Fairy Book''.
30th Jan '13 9:54:08 AM DynamicDragon
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9th Jan '13 6:36:31 PM Goldfritha
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* ImpossibleTask

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* ImpossibleTaskImpossibleTask: Attempting to kill him.



* MovingTheGoalposts

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* MovingTheGoalpostsTheMarvelousDeer: The original source of the problem, leading him to the hermit.
* MovingTheGoalposts: What else, when everything fails to kill him?



* YouCantFightFate

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* YouCantFightFateYouCantFightFate: The final lesson.
28th Dec '12 8:53:45 AM Goldfritha
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* DiscreetDiningDisposal

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* DiscreetDiningDisposalDiscreetDiningDisposal: What else, when it kills the dog?



* LoveAtFirstSight

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* LoveAtFirstSightLoveAtFirstSight: The princess falls in love with the sleeping boy.



* NiceJobBreakingItHerod
* ThePardon
* PleaseShootTheMessenger
* RagsToRoyalty
* SelfFulfillingProphecy
* SpiritedYoungLady
* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink

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* NiceJobBreakingItHerod
NiceJobBreakingItHerod: It brings the boy into his own kingdom.
* ThePardon
ThePardon: Falsely offered, to lure the boy into danger.
* PleaseShootTheMessenger
PleaseShootTheMessenger: The king's last attempt to kill him
* RagsToRoyalty
RagsToRoyalty: The boy
* SelfFulfillingProphecy
SelfFulfillingProphecy: Only the king's repeated attempt to kill him allow the boy to marry the princess
* SpiritedYoungLady
SpiritedYoungLady: The princess
* TamperingWithFoodAndDrinkTamperingWithFoodAndDrink: One attempt to kill him
* FollowTheWhiteRabbit: If he hadn't followed the white stag, the boy would never have married her.
24th Nov '12 4:31:19 PM Goldfritha
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* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink
24th Nov '12 4:23:14 PM Goldfritha
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A poor widow, without any family, lived in that wilderness. She supported herself with her goats, but wondered what she would do if she were ill or injured. One day, her best nanny goat did not have a drop of milk. When this happened again and again, she followed it one day and found the baby and his dead mother. She buried the woman and took in the baby to help her in old age. He grew up into a brave, beautiful, and industrious young man.

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A poor widow, without any family, lived in that wilderness. She supported herself with her goats, but wondered what she would do if she were ill or injured. One day, her best nanny goat did not have a drop of milk. When this happened again and again, she followed it one day and found the baby and his dead mother. She buried the woman and took in the baby to help her in old age. He grew up into a brave, beautiful, and industrious young man. \n

One day, he found a peddlar's donkey eating their cabbages, so he beat it, defending himself to his neighbor. The neighbor exaggerated, claiming he had threatened the peddlar, and the king, who had been the peddlar in disguise, had him arrested on the pretence that even a poor peddlar could have justice in his lands. He realized who he was, because his mother was too old, and then said that he could be pardoned if he enrolled in the army, because he looked to be a good soldier and needed some discipline. Once in, he was sent on many dangerous missions, which he survived. Then the king tries to have him poisoned, but a dog eats some of his food first, alerting him. Finally, the king sent him off with a message, to a governor -- whose wife the princess was visiting.

The young man arrived with the message and was told the governor was resting, and would receive him in the evening. He himself went to sleep in the garden. The princess did not like the custom of sleeping during the day, and pretended to do so, so that her ladies would sleep, and she could wander as she pleased. She came upon the young man and was much taken with his looks, and stole the message to find it was one for his execution. She altered it to say that they should marry at once. The governor, being the king's most faithful servant, carried it out at once.

The king was much distressed, but stopped fighting fate. He received his son-in-law, who was his heir after he died.


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* DueToTheDead: Burying the slave
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* ThePardon
24th Nov '12 4:11:47 PM Goldfritha
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'''''The King Who Would Be Stronger Than Fate''''' is an Indian FairyTale, collected by AndrewLang and included by him in ''The Brown Fairy Book''.

A king has a beautiful daughter and loves hunting. One day, chasing a white stag, he became very lost and stumbled on a hermit, who, after being pressed, tells him that his daughter is fated to marry a slave-girl's son. He immediately treats with the king who owns her, and having been given both the woman and her son, takes them to the wilderness, where he kills the woman and abandons the baby.

A poor widow, without any family, lived in that wilderness. She supported herself with her goats, but wondered what she would do if she were ill or injured. One day, her best nanny goat did not have a drop of milk. When this happened again and again, she followed it one day and found the baby and his dead mother. She buried the woman and took in the baby to help her in old age. He grew up into a brave, beautiful, and industrious young man.

Full text [[http://mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/260.htm here]].
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!!Tropes included
* DudeWheresMyRespect: the king doesn't want to respect him, he wants to kill him.
* ImpossibleTask
* ItWasAGift: The slave and her son
* LoveAtFirstSight
* MovingTheGoalposts
* NiceJobBreakingItHerod
* PleaseShootTheMessenger
* RagsToRoyalty
* SelfFulfillingProphecy
* SpiritedYoungLady
* YouCantFightFate
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