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The merchant just dreaded what was to come. The jinn said pointing to the lifeless body of his son.
‘You killed my son and I want blood for blood’
The merchant appealed to his better nature. The jinn gave a terrible laugh and said,’What better nature you expect when the Lord of Three Kingdoms made us Jinns as beastly as they come?’
The merchant cried and cried saying that he had not settled his business in order. ‘Give me one year grace period and I shall come back to this spot without fail. You can have satifaction.’
The Jinn stared at the merchant as he went on emphasizing how his death would make his family disconsolate. ‘But I fear Allah and if I break my oath He shall punish me and the fear outweighs what love I have for my wife.’ He ended saying, ‘Without fail I shall be here. And my neck under thy disposal.’
The Jinn stared at his neck and his scimitar and said,’Allah blessed you with industry and a famiily.’ His face darkened and said,’ But Allah cursed me. Yet I shall show mercy because I choose to be merciful.’He put his scimitar away.
Taking the lifeless body of his baby he sat down and rocked it to and fro.Seeing the merchant still standing there he waved him away,’Run off Next year be here, without fail’
The merchant returned to his home with a heavy heart.

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