The Rich Man's Tale

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 rich man's tale

The Rich Man's Tale

Haro-Karo was a rich man, very rich and very good. He had three sons, two daughters and a wife. The devil was staying away from that man. Haro-Karo ate his fill, his wife fed the children.

One day when he was going to the fields, he saw some urchins who had caught a little snake and were hitting it with stones, torturing it with sticks. His heart sinks, he gives ten sous to each child, he frees the snake, which runs away and goes away.

The next day, two men come to his house and say:

Our king calls you, come, let's go!

His wife said to him:

My man, I know who's calling you. If he says to you: “what do you want? “You will say:” that my fortune remains the same, that I can eat my fill with my wife and my children, I ask for nothing else “.

The man leaves. A large gate opens in front of him, he sees the king seated on his throne.

The king said:

Good man, yesterday you saved my son from the hands that tortured him, ask what you want, I will give it to you.

 Long live the king, I don't want anything. That my fortune remains the same, that I can eat with my wife and my children! " 

Ask me something else said the king, I cannot give you that, your goods and your fortune are my wife's domain, if she accepts, she will give them to you.

The man goes to the king's wife. She says :

Your goods and your fortune are in my power. I wouldn't trade him for a hundred sons.

The king's son hears his mother's words, he cries out angrily:

 " I leave ! I will lose myself, they will kill me! Come what may! " 

The mother, worried, calls him and says:

 " Out of love for you, I accept that your savior preserves his property and his fortune, that he goes to drink and eat with his wife and children, that they dress and rejoice! " 

The man returns home, he benefits from his property and his fortune.

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