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  • The man spoke secretly to his wife, saying, “To-night, mistress, make two beds.”
  • مرد زن را گفت پنهانی سخن  ** که امشب ای خاتون دو جامه خواب کن 
  • Lay our bed towards the door, and lay a bed on the other side for the guest.” 3650
  • پستر ما را بگستر سوی در  ** بهر مهمان گستر آن سوی دگر 
  • The wife replied, “I will do (this) service, I shall be glad (to do it). To hear is to obey, O light of mine eyes!”
  • گفت زن خدمت کنم شادی کنم  ** سمع و طاعه ای دو چشم روشنم 
  • The wife laid both the beds and (then) went off to the circumcision feast and stayed there (a long time).
  • هر دو پستر گسترید و رفت زن  ** سوی ختنه‌سور کرد آنجا وطن 
  • The worthy guest and her husband remained (in the house): the host set before him a dessert of fruit and wine.
  • ماند مهمان عزیز و شوهرش  ** نقل بنهادند از خشک و ترش 
  • Both the excellent men related (to each other) their good and bad experiences (and sat) chatting till midnight.
  • در سمر گفتند هر دو منتجب  ** سرگذشت نیک و بد تا نیم شب 
  • Afterwards the guest, being sleepy and tired of talking, went to the bed that was on the opposite side to the door. 3655
  • بعد از آن مهمان ز خواب و از سمر  ** شد در آن پستر که بد آن سوی در 
  • From (a feeling of) shame (delicacy) the husband did not tell him anything or say, “My dear friend, your bed is on this side;
  • شوهر از خجلت بدو چیزی نگفت  ** که ترا این سوست ای جان جای خفت 
  • I have had the bed for you to sleep in laid over there, most noble sir.”
  • که برای خواب تو ای بوالکرم  ** پستر آن سوی دگر افکنده‌ام 
  • (So) the arrangement which he had made with his wife was altered, and the guest lay down on the other side (of the room). During the night it began to rain violently in that place, (and continued so
  • آن قراری که به زن او داده بود  ** گشت مبدل و آن طرف مهمان غنود 
  • long) that they were astonished at the thickness of the clouds.
  • آن شب آنجا سخت باران در گرفت  ** کز غلیظی ابرشان آمد شگفت 
  • (When) the wife came (home), she thought her husband was sleeping towards the door, and the uncle on the other side. 3660
  • زن بیامد بر گمان آنک شو  ** سوی در خفتست و آن سو آن عمو 
  • The wife immediately undressed and went to bed and kissed the guest fondly several times.
  • رفت عریان در لحاف آن دم عروس  ** داد مهمان را به رغبت چند بوس 
  • “O worthy man,” said she, “I was afraid (of this), and now that very thing has happened, that very thing has happened, that very thing!
  • گفت می‌ترسیدم ای مرد کلان  ** خود همان آمد همان آمد همان 
  • The mud and rain have stranded thy guest (here): he is left on thy hands like Government soap.
  • مرد مهمان را گل و باران نشاند  ** بر تو چون صابون سلطانی بماند 
  • How can he set out in this rain and mud? He will become a tax upon thy head and soul.”
  • اندرین باران و گل او کی رود  ** بر سر و جان تو او تاوان شود 
  • The guest at once jumped up and said, “O woman, leave off! I have boots, I don't mind the mud. 3665
  • زود مهمان جست و گفت این زن بهل  ** موزه دارم غم ندارم من ز گل 
  • I depart. May good be with you! May your spirit during its (earthly) journey never rejoice (even) for a moment,
  • من روان گشتم شما را خیر باد  ** در سفر یک دم مبادا روح شاد 
  • So that it may the sooner go towards its native home! for this (worldly) pleasure waylays (the traveller) on his journey.”
  • تا که زوتر جانب معدن رود  ** کین خوشی اندر سفر ره‌زن شود 
  • When the distinguished guest started up and went off, the wife was sorry for (having spoken) those unsympathetic words.
  • زن پشیمان شد از آن گفتار سرد  ** چون رمید و رفت آن مهمان فرد 
  • Many a time the wife said to him, “Why, O Amír, if I made a merry jest, don't take offence.”
  • زن بسی گفتش که آخر ای امیر  ** گر مزاحی کردم از طیبت مگیر 
  • The wife's supplication and lament were of no avail: he departed and left them to grieve. 3670
  • سجده و زاری زن سودی نداشت  ** رفت و ایشان را در آن حسرت گذاشت 
  • Afterwards the husband and wife clad themselves in blue: they deemed his (radiant) form to be a candle without a basin.
  • جامه ازرق کرد زان پس مرد و زن  ** صورتش دیدند شمعی بی‌لگن 
  • He was going (on his way), and by that man's candle-light the desert was isolated, like Paradise, from the darkness of night.
  • می‌شد و صحرا ز نور شمع مرد  ** چون بهشت از ظلمت شب گشته فرد 
  • He (the husband) made his house a guest-house in sorrow and shame for this (calamitous) event.
  • کرد مهمان خانه خانه‌ی خویش را  ** از غم و از خجلت این ماجرا