169. Tenalirama and the Peaches

The Emperor of China sent a gift of fruits no one had seen before: peaches. With the box was a note, which King Krishnadevaraya 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 dare you grab a peach without permission! To the dungeons! Off with his head!"
Tenalirama then shook the peach angrily. "It's a trap!" he shouted. "The peach doesn't grant long life; it has killed me!"
The king laughed, and then he shared the peaches.

Inspired byFix Your Problems the Tenali Raman Way by Vishal Goyal
Notes: This story is on p. 64 of the book.

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