Once upon a time, in the old days there were a thousand and one houses; under the gray blue sky. The last house was a large house with seven doors. Seven girls lived there with their old mother.
Each of the doors opened to a girl's room. Every night, it was the turn of one of them to fetch the big set of keys from their mother and lock all the doors. That was because a frightening monster lived nearby. He watched out every one, waiting to see an open door and enter the house.
All of the old woman's daughters were talented. The first one was a cook and cooked the most delicious foods. The second one was a tailor and made the most beautiful dresses. The third one knitted beautiful things with colorful wools. The fourth daughter made comfortable and light shoes. The fifth one was a skilled barber and unique in making up brides. The sixth one painted so much pictures that you couldn't even imagine. But the seventh daughter…
The seventh daughter who was called Salty did not like such works. She used to make small crumbs out of the dried breads and gave them to the birds. She then sang beautiful songs for them with her beautiful voice. The birds loved her songs and gathered around her and once they ate their meal well, they would all stay by her side and listen to her amazing songs for hours. One night when it was Salty's turn to lock all the doors…
Genius Ideas (Mostly)- Tom Gates 4
322 Pages 978-600-8025-58-0
Seeing Delia without her sunglasses on is a BIG shock for Tom, but that's nothing compared with the surprise that Dad has in store with his new-found fitness regime! He says he's going to compete at the school Sports Day. Can you even imagine the horrendous shame that will bring? Meanwhile Tom, Derek and Norman are also busy with a training regime of their own - practising with Dogzombies to make sure they're ready for the school talent show. The highs and lows of Tom's life are funnier and more extreme than ever in this fourth wicked diary from the Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning series!
This book is based on Ghaboosnameh or the book of Qabus which is a major work of Persian Literature from the eleventh century (c. 1080 AD). It includes different kinds of stories from ancient times. The stories outline noble education, manners, and conduct in ethical didactic prose.
Once, an old bird hunter went to the wood to open-up his trap. He came across a golden bird captured in his snare. He seized the bird and put it in his pouch. Suddenly, the bird began to converse with the hunter and said: “Hey man, I have four chickens waiting to be fed by me. Make me free and I promise to fulfill your wishes instead whatever they are.
The old man replied, “I’m tired of living in a ruined mill, and I really wish I could get rid of this misery to live forever with my wife in a very clean house”.
The golden bird said, “Let me free, so I will make your wishes come true.” The old man let the bird go.
The golden bird took the old man and his wife to a very beautiful villa near the sea and the wood with a great view and provided all they needed to be comfortable there.
The old man and his wife became so happy because their lives had changed in a day, but it was not long before the wife wanted to ask for something more…
Gypsies or travelers left India in eleventh century AD., migrating west to Iran and the Arabian peninsula.
They developed a reputation for nomadic life style and a highly insular culture. Much of what is known about the culture comes through stories told by singers and oral histories .
They have passed these songs down the generations considering the four essential elements in nature ...