More Devious than the Devil| حیله گرتراز شیطان

“25th story”
First Published: Feb.08.2018


A woman asked the Devil: “Do you see that man, the tailor?” and pointed to a small

deprived shop.


The devil said: “Yes.”

The woman said: “He loves his wife so much. Can you make him hate his wife?”


Devil responded: “It would be very easy.”

The devil walked towards the shop. He tried many tricks on the tailor but couldn’t

convince him to dislike his wife. He came back towards the woman and confessed that

he is not able to deceive each and every human.


The woman said: “But a woman can.”


She walked to the tailor’s shop, pointed to an expensive fabric, and said: “Can I have two

meters of this fine fabric? My son would like to buy a gift for his lover and asked me to

help him.”


The tailor-cut two meters of the fabric and handed it to her. The woman walked towards

the tailor’s house and knocked on the door. The tailor’s wife opened the door and saw a



The woman asked: “Sorry my child but I am lost, hungry and thirsty. Could you feed me

so that I get my strength and go back home?”

The kind wife of the tailor invited her in and went to the kitchen to prepare some food.


The woman hid the fabric behind the door. She ate the food and thanked the tailor’s wife

for her hospitality and left the place.


When the tailor came home, he saw the fabric. The tailor remembered the story of the

woman’s son’s gift to his lover and assumed that his wife was the lover of that customer’s




 When the tailor was fighting and accusing his wife, that woman looked at the devil and

said: “Do you see how a woman can be more deceiving than the devil? Watch how we

can be an angel too.”


The woman knocked on the tailor’s door. When he opened the door, she said: “Sorry to

bother you, sir, I was tired and hungry and your very kind wife invited me in and fed me

food. When I was leaving I forgot to take my fabric with me. Could you please bring it to


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  1. I have seen this, with my own eyes.

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  2. NIce! Very well written. I enjoyed this a great deal. 🙂

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  3. Oh my God what a woman! I enjoyed the story , I like short tales with a big concept, thanks

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  4. Great story! As a man I do not know how women feel about this tale, but I have seen both sides in my life time.

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  5. I am convinced of your imagination
    You have done so much for nice thinking
    But many women may also be angry with you
    The woman’s work has also been increased from a devil
    Very wonderful Dear Laleh Chini

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  6. This is a wonderfully written story 😍 that holds a lot of truth as well.

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  7. What an interesting post. However it seems to paint a bad picture of ALL Women.

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  8. I like to look at this story as a lesson that women are more capable than the devil. It takes away the starch in the religious scriptures about how Satan was able to corrupt Eve first because Satan only has the power to deceive but a Woman also has the power to alleviate. Good story!

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  9. What a dark and devious tale. Well done.

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  10. Hey Laleh, Namaste 🙂

    O a woman’s wicked wiles: she can twist and turn anything more ways than a cat on a hot tin roof! 😉

    Another excellent story thoroughly enjoyed, thank you. You weave a wonderful tale. The photograph of the tailors shop is wonderful: the word ‘modes’ is perhaps derived from the older word ‘modist’ meaning tailor or stylist.

    Hoping life is a peach on a beach and the sun shining. Take care 🙂

    Namaste 🙂


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  11. Wow what a fabulous story and concept.😊

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  12. It is always a pleasure to say that I love your stories. 🙂

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  13. Well written. I liked the story😊

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  14. Beautiful story!! I don’t know but a thought if evil or male would have done the same thing the result would be same .. as still there was a little trust that was missing in that relationship.
    If I consider my parents preachings they trust us even if the whole world is against us. Somebody complains or says wrong about us they will surely reconfirm in their own manner before believing the story completely.

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  15. This story reminds me a little of Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello, except that the devil in that play is an archetypal jealous and scheming male, Iago. Othello’s wife Desdemona is unable to defend herself against the rage of her husband, because Iago knows how to enflame Othello’s passions, posing as Othello’s friend who pretends he does not want to incriminate anyone. Iago knows how make it look like he does not want to reveal his lie, a piece of false evidence, Desdemona’s handkerchief (again, it is cloth that provides the catalyst for Othello’s murderous rage).

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  16. Reblogged this on Tourism Observer.

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  17. Thank you, very wise. I’m going to translate it in italian 🙂

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  18. Reblogged this on Have We Had Help? and commented:
    When it comes to being devious…

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  19. Reblogged this on Dracul Van Helsing and commented:
    A great story written by an excellent storyteller and writer.

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  20. Great story…..and truthful indeed!

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  21. woman other side
    of the sky
    and that indeed
    is why
    i am obtuse
    and refuse
    to chase any tail

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  22. Clever, in the way that women can be, and that probably earned us man’s suspicion 🙂

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  23. Well written and full story. I won’t why she singled him out. Maybe it was like a drive-buy with first guile and then angelic ablution? She certainly put a thick tree ring in that couple’s life. 🙂

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  24. This parable, is just a demonstration of the women’s power winning over the evil.

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  25. Me encanta su página, es maravillosa.Todas las historias están bien elegidas. Muy buen trabajo.

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  26. Great story, well said 😊

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  27. This story is really intriguing. I observe that some people tend to blame the devil, making him a culprit of their own evil acts.

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