This little story by 8-year-old Nishant Sharma, who attended Literature Studio’s “Naughty Monty Goes for a Walk” – a creative writing workshop for children, is a spin-off from the legendary “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”
In 1990, there was a king who loved new clothes. He wore new clothes for breakfast, for lunch, for tea, and also for dinner. His wife told him all the time “dear, please wear the same clothes for the entire day.” But he didn’t listen to her. The soldiers of the Kingdom also supported the King. They used to tell him, “वाह महाराज वाह! क्या कपड़े हैं|” Listening to praise made the King proud and he started believing that he is the king of the world.
In 2001, he became so fat that he wasn’t able to walk and he kept on falling down again and again. His clothes didn’t fit him anymore. So he had to buy new clothes. In 2007, he became very thin and the old clothes had to be thrown out again. In 2008, after eating well and exercising, he came back to his normal size. The old clothes were again wasted and he bought hundreds of new clothes. By 2009, no one believed that he was the king. He was so poor that he wasn’t able to rule the Kingdom. He was now thinking that he should have listened to his wife.
Moral: We should not waste money.
8-year-old Nishant Sharma is a class III student from Delhi. When Nishant is not playing with his friends or studying, he likes to try his hands at new things. Blessed with a natural sense of humour, Nishant enjoys jokes and also likes painting and experimenting with various musical instruments. Helping his parents in the garden ever since he was a toddler, he has developed a deep affinity with nature. He aims to write several new stories during his vacations this year.