A medieval prophet once prophesied to the king that his favorite mistress would soon die.

Sure enough, a short time later. the woman died a horrible death.

The king was outraged with the prophet, certain that his prediction had brought about the woman’s demise.

Summoning the man he demanded, “When will you die?”

The wise prophet realized that the king was planning to kill him regardless of the answer he gave, so he replied, “I only know that whenever I die, the king will die 3 days later.”

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