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1672-1681

  • گفت ای قصاص در شهر شما  ** کیست استاتر درین مکر و دغا 
  • And said, ‘O story-teller, in your city who is the greatest expert in this (kind of) deceit and fraud?’
  • دعوی کردن ترک و گرو بستن او کی درزی از من چیزی نتواند بردن 
  • [How the Turk boasted and wagered that the tailor would not be able to steal anything from him.]
  • گفت خیاطیست نامش پور شش  ** اندرین چستی و دزدی خلق‌کش 
  • He replied, ‘There is a tailor named Púr-i Shush who beats (all other) folk in light-fingeredness and thievery.’
  • گفت من ضامن که با صد اضطراب  ** او نیارد برد پیشم رشته‌تاب 
  • ‘I warrant,’ said he (the Turk), ‘that (even) with a hundred efforts he will not be able to take away a coil of thread in my presence.’
  • پس بگفتندش که از تو چست‌تر  ** مات او گشتند در دعوی مپر  1675
  • Then they told him, ‘Cleverer persons than you have been checkmated by him: do not soar (too high) in your pretensions.
  • رو به عقل خود چنین غره مباش  ** که شوی یاوه تو در تزویرهاش 
  • Go to, be not so deluded by your intelligence, else you will be lost in his wiles.’
  • گرم‌تر شد ترک و بست آنجا گرو  ** که نیارد برد نی کهنه نی نو 
  • The Turk became (still) hotter and made a wager there (and then) that he (the tailor) would not be able to rob (him of anything) either old or new.
  • مطمعانش گرم‌تر کردند زود  ** او گرو بست و رهان را بر گشود 
  • Those who excited his desire made him hotter (than before): immediately he wagered and declared the stakes,
  • که گرو این مرکب تازی من  ** بدهم ار دزدد قماشم او به فن 
  • Saying, ‘I will pay this Arab horse of mine as a forfeit if he artfully steals my stuff;
  • ور نتواند برد اسپی از شما  ** وا ستانم بهر رهن مبتدا  1680
  • And if he cannot rob (me) I shall receive a horse from you (as an equivalent) for the first stake.’
  • ترک را آن شب نبرد از غصه خواب  ** با خیال دزد می‌کرد او حراب 
  • Because of his anxiety sleep did not overcome the Turk (all) that night: he was fighting with the phantom of the thief.