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SUNDAY MAGAZINE FOR APRIL 4. 1909
EL FARSI THE BARBER
MOHAMMED the Syrian had
been talking fully an h->ur
and had related number of stories
to his attentive hearers. It was at the entrance
of a gcwirW. before a pile of ashes whii h hid
dying emln-rs left fr»un the recent tirv •.! brush
The nighi wa* damp and from the ground
arose heavenward a mingled odor of earth,
musk, an.l Alpine plant
Stretched on the ground rolled up in a
buraoose of goat hair which protects from cold
at night an.l heat in the day. my eves followed
in the horizon the moving names <>( a lire For
sometime I Ceased to hear the storyteller,
then he began to sing. It was a slow and
languishing melody, constantly repeated, ac
companied by the confused cadence <>f an in
visible tomtom, in which a fifteen-year-old
girl, M uleh. wepi over her absent lover, who
had gone toward thfdesert an.l failed to return
Mut the singer stopped; he drew from his
neighbor's narghile a smelling putT. and as I
rose asked me to listen to him a moment more.
"Thou art .-ad. Sahib.'! said he. "Is it that
Mailchs misfortune has moved thy heart and
thoughts? lam going to tell thee a story will
known in Syi -my country, which will chase
the clouds that have darkened thy eyes.
I settled myself in an easy position, hearing
again in the ilem c that "preceded the first
words of my storyteller the far away barking
of a dog and the murmur of whispering among
the group oi listeners Then all was still, and
Mohammed began thus.
pORMERLY, in the reign of a master just
1 but severe, whose reputation stood like a
halo above the immense Mussulman Empire,
lived a well known barber, noted for his obsti
n.ite temper anil his vanity He lived ill a
small town, near the capital of the Empire.
His name was HI Farsi. Son of a camel driver
whose hfe had been spent in drivii his beast
from one town to another without accumu
lating a fortune, he had at last settled down in
a well patronized shop, wh« re he sold leeches
and at the same time shaved the skulls and
cheeks of the most respectable citizens He
had even acquired in his delicate profession a
renown tli.it had spread over the white walls
of the small it\
"One <i.iv. as he was standing before the
door of las .shop, a donkey driver passed him,
with his lieast heavily loaded with two bundles
"The man wa known to him :so he called.
He] old sage Ahmed! <".<»«! luck to thee
" ' ( tood-moming, barber, 1 answered the man
"Is it thee who will take my wood to-day? 1
"I am willing to.' said the barber, and he
examined the merchandise, reflected a moment,
and asked, with a malicious smile. "How much
dosl thou want for all the wood ! see on thy
•■ Wei!.' said the donkey river 'I Jiail be
satisfied to havi ten copper pieces: for I long
to g<> back to my village.'
■Alt right. 1 loudly said El Farsi, 'ten copper
pieces f>r all the wood I see on thy ass' 1
Ahmed untied the old rope that boui the
firewood i;i 1 threw it down. Bui immediately
the barber, seizing the pack saddle that had
fallen at the same time, carried it into his shop,
and ordered his servant to bring the wood.
"The donkey driver, not understanding this
action 'ii the part of the barber, looked per
plexedly from the bald back of his animal
to the mocking fa< <■ of the man as he received
the ten copper pieces.
•" Hut thou hast taken my pack saddle! ex
"'Well. 1-; it not made of wood, and hast
thou not sold all the wood that was on thy
'"By the holy name "t Allah, barbel thou
art a rascal! The pack saddle alone is worth
three times more."
•"I believe it.' retorted El l".ir-,i ; "but it was
a bargain. ! gave you the price agreed upon.'
And all thai the poor donkey driver could say
would not uade the other to give back the
"Howevei it was getting late and the poor
fellow had to decide. The barber, a little
feared for In. bad tongue, had gathered all the
jokers --n his side, who laughed at Ahmed'
jfortune md hi woebegone face.
AT last he left the place, leading his animal
■'*• behind him. Arriving at the shop of ■
publii writer, he told the man ol his adventure
and asked what he should do.
" 'Go anil ask audience of the kadi,' answered
the publi counsellor at law.
"He went there, and the iu.l>:< propounded
only one question;
""Thou hadst sold all the wood that was on
thy beast 1 "
-"Yes, master,' answered Ahmed.
■■'\\'i li then the barber is right and the
bargain is regular. Go away.'
"He went away, unable to understand that
kind ol justice, and concluding that the kadi
was as much of a rascal as the barber. He
went back t.> the public writer, who said:
"'The Sultan, the Master's master on our
earth, is a good man. Go and see him; "I will
write thee a petition. He alone can have thy
goods restored to thee.'
"He took the petition went to the palace,
and was ushered before the Prince of Believ
ers. He knelt before the great man. and ex
'"O Prince just and good, thy name has
spread all over th. f Empire like a veil that lights
us! I beseech thee — and he related his story,
his forehead on the ground, while a chamlierlain
handed the petition to the Prince
"'So then, ass driver, thou hadst sold all
the H>,l th.it was on the back ot
thy donkey?' asked the illustrious
'"Yes, Prince." said Ahmed.
"Well. Thou canst go away, the barber was
'"The ass driver was beg-.nning doubt him
self now. The veil <•( justice and hghi of the
Empire had (imdemm-il him also. ' • "*ld it l>e
th;it he was really Wrong? Had he been
cheated by his own simplicity, ami had the
barber been more clever than dishonest.'
CUCH were the reflection* <( f the unhappy
J fellow as he withdrew .....
the Prince. Hut what wotlld his wife say. who
was waiting for him in the r.ex.t village? Surely
she would beat him. And he lamented, wept,
in a corner of the steps leading to the palace.
'■ |u^t then a beggar happened to pass that
way. <>n his head he had a green turban as a
mark of holiness: his kmg white beard which
fell on his chest from a pale anil sweet face in
dicated his respectability, and his eyes and
manners nave one confidence He drew near
the man. leaning <>n a knotted sta'T. and. squat
ting before him, asked gently:
"'A misfortune has entered thy house, my
rothei Wilt thou trust me? lam Moham
"Then the donkey driv-.-r lifted up his head
and again r.-;>e;Ued his story, he wept, and
finall was near doubting divine justice after
having been denied tne human
" i >h. my brother, what wert thou going to
say?' interrupted the old man. coming nearer.
'Co back again and see the barber, for he was
right, unhappily; but listen to me."
"And in a whisper he gave him a g.K>d piece
of a. 1 vice.
"Suddenly the face of the man brightened.
He rose with haste, thanked the beggar
warmly, emptied almost his purse in his alms
box, embraced him. and returned to th. town.
Soon he arrived before the pubbi writer, who
exclaimed, as soon :c; he saw him.
"•Holloa, old man! Hast thou obtained
"'Alas 1 answered the ass driver, ■"justice is
not to be found in this world, and the Proph
et's precepts are rarely followed. Hut keep
my ass for a little while lam going to the
marketplace, and will soon come back '
I-JI-; soon was again before the barber's house.
" The man was leaning against his do i and
when he saw his victim he began laughing
•'•Well.' thought Ahmed, 'those laugl best
who langh last. I wait my turn V
••Here thou art said the barber 'Thou
lookest quite happ]
"' Indeed I am.' answered Ahmed cheerfully.
' ! have just met a relative of mine who i> going
to get married this very day, and my friend
and 1 are going to take him to his handsome
bride. Bui tell me — thou hast a just reputa
tion in thy profession, and 1 would like that
thou shouldst shave us. my friend and ms. We
must be worthy to be present at the festival
How much wih thou charge to shave us both 3 '
•'•You are not among my customers." said
the barber, 'neither thou that I know, nor thy
friend that I ilo not know. !l< ever, in com
pensation for the bail bargain I caused thee. I
am willing to shave you both for a small silver
piece, though you will certainly notch my
"'A small silver piece, it is a great deal for
my friend and me." observed Ahmed, "but so
be it. it is settled.' And he paid the price re
quired before numerous witnesses among idle
people who had gathered around them. Then
he left the place.
A short time afterward he came back, pulling
- r *- his donkey, which looked as sad as its
master was joyful, and. stopping before the
barber, he exclaimed
' Eh, El Farsi. celebrated barber, time
passes! Hurry to thy work! We are waiting
to be shaved '
"'And thy friend. ' inquired the barber.
"'Forsooth' here he is, my friend, my best
friend." and he drew his donkey nearer t.> him.
■ •How is that, old ruffian? Thou wouldst
like to have thy donkey shaved by me?'
'■'That is just what I say, good mar.. Hast
thou not promised to shave us l>,,th. my friend
and me? Well, as thou saidst in another cir-
umstance, it is a settled bargain. — .i regular
bargain, as said the kadi after you.'
"They went to see the judge again in great
pomp; for all the people of the town followed
the two parties; but the judge could not say a
word, he laughed so much.
"To say nothing js not a judgment, and the
barber refused t,> comply with the request.
So th.-v went before the Chiel of the Bcfievers.
"'Then, barber, it has been arranged that
thou wouldst shave the ass driver and his
friend lor a small silver piece?' said the illus
trious monarch. 'Then the aas driver is right
and thon art going to comply with the con
ditions of the bargain right hire before me!'
"He was forced to obey. From the topof the
tail to the top of the ears, the hair of Ahm<-.!'
best friend fell under the famous razor. Neve*
was such a festival in the small town; for the
executions of the Prince's verdicts were ren
dered in public.
" From that day El Farsi had only fakirs and
l>eggars to shave, and most of the time these
'H.l not pay him. So, like his father the camel
driver, he never made a fortune. The donkey
driver, on the contrary, enjoyed high rank at
court for having in one day amused the Prince
Sncfa was Mohaauned'a Syrian story. After
having finished it. he stretched himself on the
bare ground, and I departed for my hut amid
the furious barking of watchdogs
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