Answer:(ii) there were very few schools in those days.
Answer:The king of Iran visited the shepherd one day because he became very famous for his wisdom and friendly nature. The king wanted to meet him. He wanted to judge the shepherd.
Answer:The shepherd was appointed as the governor of a small district. People loved and honoured him for his wisdom. His fame and wise governance spread throughout the country which made other governors grew jealous of him.
Answer:The jealous governors made complaint against the shepherd to the king. They told the king that the new governor was dishonest and kept some money for himself in his iron box. The king called the new governor to the palace to check his iron box.
Answer:Everyone thought that the iron box contained some valuables so they were delighted to see it. If the report about his dishonesty proved to be true, the king would have dismissed the shepherd. Everyone was anxious to see the contents of the box.
Answer:The iron chest contained only an old blanket.
Answer:The shepherd always carried his blanket in the box because it was his oldest friend. It would protect him if the king took away his post and power.
Answer:Yes, it is an example of the shepherd’s humility as well as his wisdom.
Answer:The king was pleased with the new governor’s humility and wisdom. He rewarded him by making him the governor of a much bigger district.