Humor everywhere! It sounds like high IQ (idiotic quotient) type, make-believe story. Such stories are common in Moulvi curriculum because of their penchant with extraordinary. Though we should appreciate moral in any story, but not the story itself if is ill crafted. The story could have otherwise been written like, there was a king who saw a lady servant sleeping on his silky bed. He cognized and did not interrupt her. He pulled a cozy quilt and put upon her for warmth to her enjoy her sleep, like his own sleep. This was the king, a true ‘king’, an essence of purity of his angelic state.
But despite the sadism of ruthless lashes upon lashes to bleed, the smiles on poor lady face to extract morality out of it, in such an unnatural way could not be comprehend and composed without high IQ.