When the wise man refuses to accept a reward for his service to the king, the king insists and so the wise man asks for a payment of rice for each square of the king’s chessboard — the amount to be doubled each day. Soon the royal granaries are almost empty — will the proud king concede that he has been outwitted?
The King’s Chessboard by David Birch with illustrations by Devis Grebu. From the 11th printing by Puffin Books /Penguin with the first printing in 1993. The ISBN is 0-14-054880-7. This paperback book measures about 10-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and has 32 pages.
See photo. Some lighter storage on the cover. The pages are in new condition. Name inside front cover; no other markings noted. Purchased used. Stored and shipped from clean, smoke-free, pet-free home.
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