Abunawas and Six Speaking Donkeys
Once upon a time in Persia there was wise king named king Harun Al-Rasyid. He was very loved by all his people at his kingdom. Meanwhile in the village in the area of the kingdom there was a smart man named Abunawas. (also read : Mysterious Illness King Harun Al-Rasyid)
One day, King Harun called Abunawas. He wanted to put another test Abunawas’ smartness. He assigned him to do impossible mission.
“Abu, I want to have six speaking donkeys with beard. You have to find them and bring to me. I give you a week to find. If you cannot get the animals, I will punish you.” Said the king.
Abunawas was confused. He went home. He stayed home the whole day to think about the mission. He thought that for finding one speaking donkey was very impossible, moreover the king wanted six donkeys. He continued thinking to solve the way of doing the assignment and on the seventh day he went to the city square where he could meet a lot of people.
Any time he met a person with beard he asked him, “Hi young man. What’s the day?” Any of those persons who could answer his question correctly would be allowed to go, but for those who could not would be asked to follow him. Finally, he got six persons with wrong answers.
“What do you want from us, Abu?” asked one of them.
Abunawas didn’t answer the question, he asked another question, instead. “What’s the day?”
The man answered, “Thursday”.
Fool, it is Wednesday,” said another.
“No, it’s Monday!” said another.
“Okay you are now confused. Tomorrow we’ll go to see the king. He will tell us what the day it is,” said Abunawas to calm them down. Abunawas then asked them to go to his house. He told them that the king was a humorous man. He liked jokes. So, he asked them to answer the king’s question jokingly.
The following day, Abunawas and six men went to the palace. The king and the ministers had been there for a moment waiting for Abunawas. As he saw Abunawas entering the palace, he asked, “Abu, have you got six speaking animals?”
Abunawas whispered to them, “How humorous is the king!”
The king repeated to the question: “Abu, have you got six speaking animals?”
“Yes, your majesty. Here they are!” Answered Abunawas calmly.
“Abu, what are you saying?” The king asked in a surprise tone.
“Here they are you want to, Your Majesty”
“Are you kidding? They are human beings, not animal.”
“Please, Asked them about the day,” Said Abunawas.
So the king asked them the name of the day one by one. None of them answered correctly. The king wondered how the men were so foolish. He said, “You are foolish like donkeys!”
“Yes, you are right, Your Majesty,” said Abunawas quickly.
“Yes , yes, you are right Your Majesty”, said the six men.
After that the king asked again, “Abu, where are the six speaking donkeys?”
“Your Majesty, you just said, they are donkeys. None of them can correctly answer your simple question!” answered Anunawas.
Hearing Abunawas’ argued, the king Harun could say nothing. He just smiled and gave reward to him. Abunawas and the six men were going home. The six men were very proud because they could joke with their king. Abunawas and Six Speaking Donkeys were happily of different cause.
That’s all the funny story of Abunawas and Six Speaking Donkeys. (also read : Story of Aladdin part 2 Princess Jasmine)