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حكايات كليلة و دمنة - The Tales of Kalila and Dimna 4# - The Hesitant Thief

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عمل رجل خادما في بيت رجل غني. و اتفق مع واحد من أصدقائه على سرقة أشياء من ذلك البيت. فبدأ الصديق يجيء عندما يغيب أهل البيت، و يسرق الأشياء مع الخادم و يبيعها، و يأخذ كل منهما نصف الأرباح.

في ليلة من الليالي، خرج أهل البيت فجاء صديق الخادم و بدأ الإثنان يجمعان الأشياء لسرقتها. و بينما هما مشغولان في ذلك، دق صاحب البيت الباب الأمامي، و كان للبيت باب أخر لا يعرفه الصديق. فقال الخادم: "أهرب من الباب الذي عند البئر." و أشار بيده إلى الباب. فذهب الصديق و وجد الباب و لكنه لم يجد البئر. فرجع إلى الخادم و قال له: "وجدت الباب، لكن ما وجدت البئر." فقال الخادم: "لقد ذكرت لك البئر حتى تجد الباب، إذا وجدت الباب، أخرج بسرعة قبل أن يدخل صاحب البيت!" فقال الصديق: "و لكن لما ذكرت البئر و هي ليست هناك؟" فقال له الخادم: "أيها الغبي! أهرب! إذا وجدت الباب، فما حاجتك للبئر؟!" فرد الصديق: "و لكن كيف أهرب و قد حيّرتني بذكرك بئر غير موجودة؟"

و بقي على هذا الحال يبحث عن البئر حتى دخل صاحب البيت فقبض عليه و أخذه إلى حاكم المدينة.

[خادم = Khaadim = A Servant]

[دق = Daq = To Knock]

[بئر = Bi’r = A Well]

[غبي = Ghabee = Stupid (person) / Idiot :p]

The Hesitant Thief

A man worked as a servant at a rich man’s house. And he agreed with one of his friends to steal things from that house. The friend started to come when the owners of the house were away, and he would steal things with the servant and he would sell them, and each of them would get half the profit.

One night, the owners of the house went out so the servant’s friend came and the two began to gather things to steal. And while they were busy, the owner of the house knocked at the front door, and the house had another door the friend didn’t know about. So the servant said: ”Run out of the door by the well.” And he pointed with his hand towards the door. So the friend went and found the door, but he didn’t find the well. So he returned to the servant and said to him: “I found the door, but I didn’t find the well.” So the servant said: “I mentioned to you the well so that you can find the door, if you have found the door, get out quickly before the house owner comes inside!” The friend said: “But why did you mention the well and it isn’t there?” The servant said to him: “You idiot! Run! If you have found the door, what is your need for the well?!” The friend replied: “But how do I run and you have confused me by mentioning a well that doesn’t exist?”

And he remained in this state, looking for the well until the house owner entered and caught him and took him to the governor of the city.

So moral of the story? Mmm I guess it could be to not pay attention to irrelevant info? Or in simple words just don’t be stupid ;p What do you think?

August 1, 2019

31 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eliein

Morals: 1. Yep, don't be stupid; 2. Don't speak more than what is required; 3. Have the presence of mind to prioritize tasks in situations such as the one above

August 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

0.0 ... Yeah that's what I meant XD Lingots for having the best interpretation :)

August 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

ذالك ----> ذلك*

That's some long story you got there. Must've taken a few hours to write. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it. ^-^

Moral of the story[in my own view]: If you're gonna steal, plan it out beforehand or else you're gonna be in a load of trouble. Why are you even stealing in the first place?

Has Andres come back from violin boot camp? :o

August 1, 2019

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Wheerrrreee? :p Oh there! I'm sure that was a typo this time cus I spelt it right the second time I wrote it :D PHEW! Thanks for noticing BTEC Arab :3

I'm sure the last one I wrote was longer than this one. It actually didn't take too long to type up.

IDK he might've but he's probably gonna get a head-ache from all that music playing XD A tasty mushroom might make him feel better though? But too bad! :p

August 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

XDDDDDDDDDD Or tasty chicken and mushroom flavoured noodles..................................

August 2, 2019

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August 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

............which is tasty.

August 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sousoudoudo

Sassy of course ^^

August 3, 2019

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I could imagine sousou licking the screen XD JK

August 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

Heh XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD Me too.

August 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sousoudoudo

I'm so poor, aren't I? So come and let me boil you in chcolate :(

August 4, 2019

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Why me from all fungi? XD

August 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sousoudoudo

Cz you're so tasty.. remember! Fancy chocolate!

August 5, 2019

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As long as I get to lick the chocolate first, then I might let you look at me... but no eating :p

August 5, 2019

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I can't promise!

August 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sousoudoudo

Chicken.. Mushroom.. I'm gonna die.. T-T

August 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

Heyyyyyyyyyy. It's tasty. Don't blame me. Blame them. XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

August 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sousoudoudo

Yeah it's really tasty that I can't resist

August 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheLord2k1

Good moral "dont be stupid"

August 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

I think I needed this moral the most XD

August 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sousoudoudo

لا تكن غبيّا :) عليّ أن أستفيد من هذه العبرة XD

August 2, 2019

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و أنا كذلك [high five from far] XD

August 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sousoudoudo

High fiiiiive XD

August 2, 2019

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August 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sousoudoudo

LOL are we celebrating our stupidity or what XD

August 2, 2019

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" The more stupid one is, the closer one is to reality. The more stupid one is, the clearer one is. Stupidity is brief and artless, while intelligence squirms and hides itself. Intelligence is unprincipled, but stupidity is honest and straightforward."

~Fyodor Dostoyevsky~

August 3, 2019

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On your 100 day streak!! :D

August 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sousoudoudo

WOW! first time someone praises me ! A good saying for this day.. Thanks !

August 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sousoudoudo

Shank you ! >//~//<

August 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndresGarner

Congrats Sousou!!!

August 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sousoudoudo

Thanks Andres ^^

August 6, 2019
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