Fool’s cap

There’s an old story about a King who appointed a new court jester and was so pleased with him that he gave him a special fool’s cap to wear as a symbol of his ability.The king told him to wear the hat always and never to give it away until he found someone who was a greater fool than he. Years later, that same king lay dying, and he called for his jester to cheer him up. The jester asked him what he was doing, and the king told him he was about to go on a journey. The jester asked him when he would return, and the king said he would never return. Then the jester asked him what preparations he had made for this journey, and the king told him he had made none. So the jester removed his cap and gave it to the king, saying, ‘Take back your cap, Sire, for you are a greater fool than I.’

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