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  • تا مرا ز ینجا به هندستان برد ** بو که بنده کان طرف شد جان برد 960
  • To bear me from here to India. Maybe, when thy slave is come thither he will save his life.”
  • نک ز درویشی گریزانند خلق ** لقمه‌‌ی حرص و امل ز آنند خلق‌‌
  • Lo, the people are fleeing from poverty: hence are they a mouthful for (a prey to) covetousness and expectation.
  • ترس درویشی مثال آن هراس ** حرص و کوشش را تو هندستان شناس‌‌
  • The fear of poverty is like that (man's) terror: know thou that covetousness and striving are (like) India (in this tale).
  • باد را فرمود تا او را شتاب ** برد سوی قعر هندستان بر آب‌‌
  • He (Solomon) commanded the wind to bear him quickly over the water to the uttermost part of India.
  • روز دیگر وقت دیوان و لقا ** پس سلیمان گفت عزراییل را
  • Next day, at the time of conference and meeting, Solomon said to Azrael:
  • کان مسلمان را بخشم از چه چنان ** بنگریدی تا شد آواره ز خان‌‌ 965
  • “Didst thou look with anger on that Moslem in order that he might wander (as an exile) far from his home?”
  • گفت من از خشم کی کردم نظر ** از تعجب دیدمش در رهگذر
  • Azrael said, “When did I look (on him) angrily? I saw him as I passed by, (and looked at him) in astonishment,
  • که مرا فرمود حق که امروز هان ** جان او را تو به هندستان ستان‌‌
  • For God had commanded me, saying, ‘Hark, to-day do thou take his spirit in India.’
  • از عجب گفتم گر او را صد پر است ** او به هندستان شدن دور اندر است‌‌
  • From wonder I said (to myself), ‘(Even) if he has a hundred wings, ’tis a far journey for him to be in India (to-day).’”
  • تو همه کار جهان را همچنین ** کن قیاس و چشم بگشا و ببین‌‌
  • In like manner judge of all the affairs of this world and open your eye and see!