I grew them from the cowrie shell you gave me, Your Majesty,
Makato told the king the whole story. The king was impressed with his intelligence and industry. So much so that later on he gave Makato a job in the palace.
As the years passed Makato grew tall and handsome. He mastered every grace and served the king well. He was so loyal that the king trusted him absolutely. He was promoted to higher and higher positions until he was given the title of Khun Wang, which meant that he was the most important person in the king’s court.
So it was that Makato, who had once been a poor orphan, became the king ofthat prosperous kingdom.
He was also happily married to a beautiful young daughter of the king. After thatthe king made him the ruler of Mon.