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The Portrait

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As per the local people she was loved by the king more than anyone. But she died in an accident. The king was sitting in front of her portrait continuously for ten days and on eleventh day he also died.
There is a strong belief that if any person looks at least one minute a day for consecutive ten days, either the person will die naturally or commit suicide on the 11th day. However, last person who died was in 1950. After that district authority has taken special care so that none can see the portrait for at least one minute a day for consecutive ten days. To have an airtight control, viewing of the portrait has been restricted by issuing ticket against identity cards. Now practically for every identity card only once ticket is issued.

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