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The second sheik contiued. ‘O Jinn my wife was a Jinn like you and she lifted me from a watery grave and flew into the air. Before I could say aboubakr-is-no-fakir-and-the-onus-is-on-younus’ I stood right in front of our house. I took my wife into our new home. Here shall we live and set up our home’. She was pleased with my words. I dug up the reserve money I had kept away from my brothers. Next morning I went as usual to the market and opened the shutters. I did business as if I had not left the place at all.
It was late evening when I went home.
After supper my wife said,’I have sent word for my sister and she assured me that your brothers would be taught a lesson. No more you need to fear them.’ Next morning I was surprised to see two greyhounds pawing piteously before my door. ‘They were my brothers and here they stand.’
The Jinn was pleased to hear the story He asked,’ But where are you taking them?’.(to be continued)
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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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