Why did the Tsar go to the hermit? Why did he go there in disguise? What was the hermit doing when the Tsar met him?

The Tsar went to the hermit because none of the scholars could satisfy his queries. They came up with diverse opinions which, ini act, increased the Tsar’s confusion. So he went to the hermit whom he believed to be a wise man.

The hermit received only common folk. That is why the Tsar had to leave aside his own royal dress and put on simple clothes before meeting the hermit. > The hermit was digging the ground in front of his hut. The Tsar saw him breathing heavily while striking the spade into the ground. The wise man greeted the Tsar but went on

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