Analysis of Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 35

Sa di 1210 (Shiraz) – 1291 (Shiraz)

In conformity with the above sentiments an affair of importance emerged to a padshah, who thereon vowed that, if it terminated according to his wishes, he would present devotees with a certain sum of money. His wish having been fulfilled, it became necessary to keep his promise. Accordingly he gave a purse of dirhems to one of his confidential servants to distribute it among recluses. It is related that the slave was intelligent and shrewd. He walked about all day and returning at nightfall, kissed the dirhems and deposited them before the king with the remark that he had not found any devotees. The king rejoined: ‘What nonsense is this? As far as I know there are four hundred devotees in this town. He said: ‘Lord of the world, who is a devotee does not accept money and who accepts it is not a devotee.’ The king smiled and said to his courtiers: ‘Despite of my wishing to do good to this class of worshippers of God, this rogue bears them emnity and thwarts my wish but truth is on his side.’

If a devotee has taken dirhems and dinars  
                Find another who is more a devotee than he.

Scheme X XX
Poetic Form
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Characters 1,140
Words 203
Sentences 11
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 1, 2
Lines Amount 3
Letters per line (avg) 289
Words per line (avg) 66
Letters per stanza (avg) 434
Words per stanza (avg) 100
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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