Xylographer

Monday, April 28, 2014 7 Comments A+ a-

Xylographer ( wood artist - A Drabble ) 


Xylographer presented his most appreciated creation to the king the engraved wooden life size structure of the demised queen. King's eyes filled with tears, it was truly a masterpiece appearing as if queen was standing alive in this wood. 

" What do you want xylographer ? "

 Being aware of the fate of Taj Mahal's artisans (their hands were cut ) he destroyed that structure and told the king that he wanted to build it again while living in the palace with his family. He was arrested with his family. Forced to make that structure again in prison. He was executed after its completion.


Today's alphabet is X and it's UBC DAY 28.

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April 29, 2014 at 1:14 PM delete

Very sad story. Thanks for introducing me to a new word. I didn't know what a xylographer was before your post.

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cifar shayar
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April 29, 2014 at 4:48 PM delete

I also learned the word before writing this post

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April 29, 2014 at 10:44 PM delete

Nice short story around the word. The picture emphasised the story even better. X can be a challenging alphabet indeed.to write about. Not many choices.

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Amrit Sinha
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April 30, 2014 at 12:15 PM delete

This was sad ... wonderfully written :-)

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Rajlakshmi
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May 1, 2014 at 12:09 PM delete

seems he was a little more ambitious. Brilliant topic for X

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May 1, 2014 at 12:56 PM delete

There are so many instances where common man found a way to live some more in the moody king's era! Gosh- these kings had no value for a man's life!

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