This story can be found in a the book Natural Storyteller by Georgiana Keable Some say this is the story of how the first pair of shoes came to be!In this story, an Indian Raja realizes that people are afraid to mingle with him because he refuses to bathe. He decides to bathe in the river but very quickly decides that the world is too dirty for his clean feet. He sets his Prime Minister an impossible task to clean the whole world, and although he tries, it seems impossible until he has an idea, is he a genius or a fool? after listening to this story consider the following questions: Why do humans wear shoes and other animals don't? Can you think of any benefits to being barefoot? Do you think you could spend a whole year barefoot? Explain why.