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jokester who in literature or as in human history has been someone who had to act for his life to live to the becoming day..

If not been enough funny for the king/one-who-owns-him who didn't like jokester's performance anymore which means his act had got dull.. death would've been nearer than escape....

also look for Bard (in finnish u add just i to the end and u have finnish word of it)
In english:
He was acting for his life because he was The Kings -Jokester-.

In finnish:
Hän näytteli elämänsä puolesta koska hän oli Kuninkaan -Narri-.
by Corellamus an Daremus, Bard October 25, 2005