King’s aids in food distribution could not cater to everyone’s needs. Complaints from various regions came again. Complaints were getting worse. The King as a kingdom leader called for a strict budget to all officials. The treasury kingdom almost zero after bought foods from abroad.
In the past, a drought occurred everywhere. The water in the river ran out, the leaves fell, the farmers did not get the harvest. The country at that time was so confused on how to overcome this problem.
One of the areas that impacted was the kingdom. It was held by a King whose known for his wisdom. The royal family was also widely known as loving people so much. Neighboring countries even knew that everything would be done by the King and his family for the welfare of the people.
“I am proud to be a citizen in the Kingdom where we live,” said a merchant to his fellow.
“Me too. Even though now the economy is in crisis because of the drought, I will not blame the kingdom,” said another merchant.
“Yup. It seems that the Kingdom has tried the best,” said another trader.
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The drought was gotten widespread. Farmers and stockbreeder visited the palace to discuss their condition.
“We are very difficult now. In recent months we have been saved from debt,” said a farmer to the King.
“Even if we have money, we could not easily buy food. No harvesting,” said a trader who represented his colleges.
“Just to meet our needs, we have difficulty. Not enough stock to sell it,” said the trader who claimed to have closed his business.
The King responded to the difficulty of the people immediately. He called the ministers and asked for advice and consideration, how did the food to be distributed to the people of the country.
“The kingdom still has enough supply. How do we distribute it to people evenly?” said the King.
The ministers also praised the kindness of the King but food aids would only make people stay for a while.
“Your majesty. Besides we will distribute food supply to the population, we still need to provide another solution,” said head minister.
“Right. According to weather forecasts, this year’s rainy season is too late. In other words, the dry season will still be very long,” said the second minister. The King was anxious to hear input from his minister. However, he urged the palace officials to distribute kingdom food supplies to his people immediately.
“Share it evenly. The important thing is everybody gets a small amount for survival,” the King ordered officials.
As time went by, the rain still did not come. The drought widespread in the island, especially the south area where the King reigned.
King’s aids in food distribution could not cater to everyone’s needs. Complaints from various regions came again. Complaints got worse. The King as a kingdom leader called for a strict budget to all officials. The treasury kingdom almost zero after bought foods from abroad.
One day, when the King was shocked to think of a solution to the problem of drought in the country, his daughter, Princess Jelitani, came to him. Although she was still a teenager, she secretly tried to figure out what she could do to help his father.
“Dad, How do we just pray to God asking to bring down the rain?” asked Princess Jelitani.
“You are right, my little daughter. I am actually praying but maybe more people should pray for God to drop of the rain is better,” said his father.
“Thank you. Now I will ask officials to summon religious leaders so they think how to invite everyone to pray,” the King said.
Princess smiled. She was happy to help her father. But she wondered, how long God would bless us about water?