The Punishment of Khipil
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This chapter explores the story 'The Punishment of Khipil' which was designed to give soldiers entertainment during the World War I. The story reviews about the Shahpesh, the Persian, who commanded Khipil, the builder, to build a palce for him. The work lingered from the first year of the reign of Shahpesh even to his fourteenth. The story narrates a few events in the field of building construction. It also explains the punishment of Khipil because, he employed a large number of masons, labourer and slaves but he did not complete the palace even after four years. The punishments given to Khipil, by the king, was: to stand with stretched arms keeping a pomegranate in each hand for seven days and seven nights; to drink the water of dry fountains; to bent his body in the position of sitting in a chair and told to remain in that position till noon.