Take my hand|دست من را بگیر

A Voice from Iran

“177th story”

First published: Jan.21.2021

In a little village lived a very miserly man. He had enough but never gave anything to others. Everyone knew him and never expected anything from him.

One day the stingy man fell into the nearby river. He held on to a weak branch, as he didn’t know how to swim, and started shouting for help.

First-person that heard his voice went to him and said: “Give me your hand.”

When the ungenerous man heard the word “GIVE”, refused and screamed for help again.

Another passer came close and told him: “Give me your hand.”

But the drowning man, refused again.

A wise man that was passing by, witnessed everything. He went closer and told the miserly man: “Take my hand.”

The miserly man reached for the wise man’s hand, and they pulled him out of water.

When the wise man left the scene, the…

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3 thoughts on “Take my hand|دست من را بگیر”

  1. On a semantic level, the text is impeccable and beautiful.
    It belongs to the exquisite figurative Eastern thinking.
    On a relational level, (I mean between people) it could be important to understand “who is falling” and who is able to help. 🙂

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