Eight Royal Trees

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Eight Royal Trees

A Bengali Story by Anonymous


There was once a powerful King who was married to seven Queens. The King was a good ruler and a generous man, but he had no heir to his throne and this made him very sad.
 One day, the youngest and most beautiful of the King’s wives became pregnant. The King was overjoyed at this news and there was much celebrating.
The older wives became more and more jealous of the young Queen as their husband the King began to pay her more and more attention and bestow upon her lavish gifts and affection.
When the day finally arrived, the youngest Queen did not give birth to just one child, but instead gave birth to eight beautiful babies: seven handsome boys and one