Uncle Tompa is the Ruler’s Servant

retold by Rinjing Dorje

A ruler from a far away state had to go to Lhasa for a conference. Of course, high–ranking persons never travel alone, so he brought Uncle along as his servant. While theruler rode a horse, poor Uncle had to walk behind him carrying a heavy load of blankets and pots for cooking along the way. The ruler also being very stingy, ate all the good foodwhile Uncle had to eat the leftovers.