The Emperor of China sent a gift of fruits no one had seen before: peaches. With the box was a note, which the king read aloud. "This food brings long life and happiness to whoever eats it."
Intrigued, Tenalirama reached out, took a peach and bit into it. "Delicious!" he said.
The king was outraged. "How do you grab a peach without permission? To the dungeons! Off with his head!"
Tenalirama then shook the peach angrily. "It's a trap! The peach doesn't grant long life; it has killed me!"
The king had to laugh, and then he shared the peaches.
Inspired by: Fix Your Problems the Tenali Raman Way by Vishal Goyal
Notes: This story is on p. 64 of the book.