The fool spoke the truth and was banished from the kingdom.
The road was long and winding with no clear direction home.
But how could there be a home without the fool?
Nature abhors a vacuum and another fool will always appear and speak out of turn.
Which of course does no good to the original fool except to offer a reminder to the others that his was not an isolated incident.
Being the original fool in this story, who has recovered from said banishment, I try to teach this Proverb above all others…
Even a fool who remains silent can appear wise.