Long ago a rajah and his wife had one son. They adored him and surrounded him with every comfort. They hoped he would stay with them forever, for they wished always to protect him from the woes and difficulties in the world beyond their palace walls.
The prince knew that he must venture out into the world
As the prince grew older, he became curious about the outside world. One day he ventured into the nearby forest, and as he walked beneath the trees, he looked up and saw dozens of parrots.
"You must journey," the parrots chattered. "Out in the world you will find those who need you, and you will find a sad princess."
When he told his parents he was leaving, they pleaded with him not to go
"I will always love you," the prince said, "but I must learn to love others, too. The world calls me."
"There are dangers in the forest," his mother wept. "There's no need to leave your life here. Do not leave those who love you."
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