Ah, if I were a king! I am a poor child, born in a mid­dle-class family. My life may look monotonous, because everyday I am engaged in attending the same type of work, such as reading, writing, going to school, and playing with friends and brothers and sisters; yet I fell that my life is simple, and I cannot say that I am unhappy.

But if I were born a prince in a royal family, my life­style would have been completely different from what I am today in this village, lying in a mud house under the thatched roof with my poor parents who live from hand to mouth.

In a royal family, I would have many servants, always busy to look after my comforts. They were on their toes, just to listen to my orders and comply with my wishes.

And when I would grow up, I would ascend the throne and become a king. As a good king, I would be required to shoulder many responsibilities. I would try to become an ideal ruler. I would have levied taxes according to the finan­cial capacity of my subjects, and not beyond their means.


As a tax-collector, it would be my duty to look after their safety and protection. After keeping a reasonable portion of the total taxes for the expenditures of administration, I would have spent the remaining part for the welfare of my subjects, by way of building new roads, bridges, schools and colleges, hospitals and similar other charitable institutions which would be used by my subjects.

As a king, I would have no desire to expand my king­dom, and hence would not go for a war with any other coun­try. I would try to maintain good relation with my neighbour­ing countries. And if necessary, I would sign a treaty of peace for the better existence of all of us. As an ideal king, I would do anything that is necessary for the welfare of my kingdom.

But at the moment, I feel that it is better not to become a king who has to shoulder so many responsibilities and per­form so many important duties in honour of the crown. So I think, it is better to remain as I am here in a poor family with my loving parents, brothers, and sisters, and also the affec­tionate teachers of my school, and lead a simple life among the simple and common folk around me.