The king in this story started it all when he threw wine all over Hop Frogs best friend Tripetta because she was trying to defend him from the king. It was It was at this moment when he realized they have had enough of them being mistreated and started plotting his revenge.
He dresses up the king and his men as orangoutangs by binding orange flax cloth to be like orangutang skin. This would give the audience a hard time realizing who was actually up there. The king thought this would be funny and that he would be able to make his people enjoy the masquerade even more if he did this.
His final act was him using a chain to hold all of them up for his audience to see and use that moment to explain to the kingdom's people what kind of king they had ruling over them. He then lit them on fire and escaped with his friend Tripetta back to their hometown.