The theme of the story is with good deeds come good luck
"And this thought having occurred to him, he had it proclaimed throughout his kingdom that he would give a great reward to any one who would teach him what the right time for every action, and who were the most necessary people, and how he might know what was the most important thing to do."
1. The king tried to find someone to answer his question.
""You are tired." said the king, "let me take the spade and work awhile for you.""
2. When the king helped the hermit dig .
3. The king helped a man from dying.
"The was a large wound in his stomach. The king washed it as best he could, and bandaged it with his handkerchief and with a towel the hermit had."
"The king approached him and said: "for the last time, I pray you to answer my questions, wise man." "You have already answered!" said the Hermit....."
4. The king answered his own questions.
The first event shows that the king is wanting someone to answer his questions but no one was giving him the answer that he wants.
The last event is that the king answered his own questions because if the king wouldn't have helped the Hermit he would have left and the man would have killed him, that is the most important time and the hermit was the most important man, and to do the Hermit good was his mots important business. And the most important time is when he was attending to the mans wounds. And so with his good deeds he answers his own questions.
The second event shows that the King is helping the Hermit because he looked tired so the king is doing a good deed.
The third event shows that the king helped a man from dying so he has done another good deed.