was a shepherd who suffered from the similar disease as that of the
monarch. The shepherd's wife in a frantic search for an expert
physician, at last met the royal physician and implored him to cure
the disease of her husband at any cost. Her harrowing appeal moved
the physician. He determined to help the distressed woman. But the
'man' in him rose up. He feigned affection and promised her with a
permanent cure and requested her to send the patient direct to his
course, he was sent. Not to the physician's house, but to the world
above. The jackal Physician, tempted
by the reward, took the victim to the palace. The Queen, selfish as
she was to the core conveyed him to a secret chamber in the palace.
In accordance with instructions of the experts, the victim was put
to death immediately to examine the nature of disease by ripping
open the stomach. On examination, they found a huge worm in his
stomach which was the sole cause of setting at naught the normal
functions of the body.