The king and the barber

The tales of Thought contain the following tales: Tale of love, The jar of gold, The princess of the waters, The property of others, The hat which makes invisible, The tale of the rich man, The king and the barber , The Man and the Devil, The Shirt Adorned with Diamonds, Aslanzate and Zanpolate, The Girl in the Trunk, Brother Lamb, Fear, The Lare Domestic, Laugh Well Who Laughs Last, Talou Orlan, Topal, The Revealing Kite, The Hunter Ahmad, The Dervish and the Daughters, The King's Daughter of China, Pomegranate, Nerso

The king and the barber

The king and the barber

A king decides one day to disguise himself and mingle with the people.

He walks past a barber's shop. The barber was alone, standing in the shop.

Barber,said the king, do you want to shave me? I only have a penny.

Come in, said the barber, you can see that I don't have a client, a penny is a penny.

He sits the king down, soaps him, takes his razor, begins to shave it.

One of his rich clients comes in.

Fellow, said the barber, go sit in this corner while waiting for me to shave the agha, i will finish your shave afterwards.

The king, his face half covered in moss, sits in a corner until the agha is shaved.

Then it's his turn.

When he opens his satchel to pay the barber, he recognizes the king's insignia. He prostrates himself before him, he touches the ground with his forehead.

The king said:

Get up, barber. I understood that the poor-looking man is not the object of any attention or consideration, even if he is a king.