King Queen and their Kingdom
Once upon a time there was a king. He was one of a kind. Very gentle. Full of noble thoughts. He was always concerned about the welfare of the people in his kingdom.
But he had just one strange wish. It was to build a palace underwater. This unique idea struck him when he was just 5 years old swimming in a pond. It was the hottest month. Neither air-conditioners nor fan were available then. He thought how about building a glass palace inside water which would serve the purpose of keeping them cool irrespective of external weather. As he grew up, he pondered over that thought every now and then. Even when he used to go to his gurukul, he asked his teachers all questions related to construction of his dream without hinting them about it. Then the day came when he was crowned as king. Thus he was bestowed with power.
He then started gathering the best of best glass workers, carpenters and other persons to fulfil his dream. Around 1000 workers were engaged.
Initially the workers were hesitating. But as it was the order of king they couldn't deny it. Finally they chalked out the plan and started to work on it. They had to take extreme measures for themselves. Finally, the construction of a water tight chamber of few feet thick completed. Inside it the palatial building was set. It's the marvellous work ever made.
Then they started hunting for a underwater island on which they would place their gigantic construction.
Their search ended with deep below the surface water of the Caspian sea. They placed it on top of that beautiful underwater island. Named it as 'Cheprat' meaning good souls residing in the kingdom in their native language.
All the people that kingdom were transferred to the wonderful underwater world.
A year later the king got his lovely queen. Had a grand marriage celebration in their underwater palace. A year later they were blessed with a beautiful prince. He was christened Tansha.
Tansha was given all the facilities which a prince should get. Even he acquired all the qualities that a prince should possess except he was oblivious of swimming. As they were in a waterproof palace, he was even unaware of life on land, forests and even about the farms. They used to have unusual things which they cultured inside itself.
It wasn't that easy for the king to sit and talk with his wife when he already had to look after his isolated kingdom. However, the king and queen were very happy about their kingdom. The queen even thanked the king for keeping such an unusual dream and even making it come true. She even mentioned that she loved him a lot. He too expressed his feelings for her.
On one fine day when the prince, Tansha, was just to be crowned as king, there was a load cracking noise. Yes. It was the glass airtight cover which had just begun to crack. There was much chaos in the kingdom. In no time the palatial glass construction floated on the surface of the sea along with the peoples. Eventually it hit the land where this kingdom was formerly located.
Tansha was amazed to discover a land with people all around just like them.
The king and queen too landed safely on their former native land. Seeing land after such a long time their happiness knew knew no bounds. They instantly went in search of their palace where they used to leave before being shifted to underwater world.
In their way, they kept explaining Tansha about this on-land-world. They found there's a great transformation since they left that place. Anyhow they got the route to their former palace. On arriving there they could notice it in a very shabby condition. They enquired about their palace to the peoples residing in the nearby areas. They were told "It's more than a century now since the king left this palace and establised his kingdom at some unknown place unknown which only his people knew. My great great grandfather was the guardian of this palace. The kind king let him stay on land bcz he didn't will to go to some unknown place with other people. And then the king had given the job of guarding the palace. And this is what we are told by our ancestors."
They king, queen and Tansha were taken aback.
Later they came to know that their glass palace was actually a time preserving machine.