The king’s ring|انگشترپادشاه

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A Voice from Iran

This story was written hundreds of years ago by “Saadi Shirazi” The Iranian poet. It relates to these days, so I chose to translate it for my dear friends.

This is a photo of Saadi’s monument in the city of Shiraz.

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There was a green and beautiful kingdom.

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The king had a unique ring with a precious Gem on it. This valuable Gem shined even at night, and the jewelers couldn’t put a price on it.

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Years passed, and the farms went dry. Drought took over the kingdom. People stayed hungry and everyone was suffering.

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The king asked his wise men to sell his Gem and pay every single resident to be able to survive for a while.

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The king’s minister scolded him, telling him he made a mistake to sell such a precious Gem, as he would never find one like it.

The king started to cry and said:…

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