“107th story”

First published: Sep.05.2019



Once upon a time, a poor farmer was trying to sell his old horse and make some money out of it. The price for the old horse was less than five gold coins, but the imposter farmer had an idea to get an excellent price for it.


He went to the Bazaar and shouted beautiful things about his horse. The king and his right-hand man were passing the Bazaar, and the farmer’s horse attracted the king’s attention.


He went to the farmer and asked for the price.


When the farmer noticed his customer is the richest person; The farmer said: “Your highness my horse is a special horse, and it’s worth five thousand gold coins.”


The king got angry and screamed: “This horse doesn’t worth three coins, what is so special that I should pay five thousand?”

The farmer replied: “When you sit on my horse’s back, you see the heaven in front of you. It’s like you are riding in heaven.”


The king got interested and said: “I will pay you ten thousand coins if this isn’t a scam; If you are lying, I will cut your head off.”

Then the King ordered his right-hand man to test the heavenly ride.

The talented farmer said: “But I have to include that only pure souls can see heaven on my horse’s back. A guilty, thief, sinner won’t see any difference.”


When the right-hand man heard this; he jumped on the horse’s back and didn’t see heaven. He couldn’t let the king know he was a sinner, so he shouted: “Oh my God, this is so beautiful.”

The king couldn’t wait any longer and wanted to see it himself. He sat on that horse’s back and didn’t see anything, but couldn’t let people who gathered around them know that their king is a sinner and shouted: “Oh heaven, oh heaven.”


The king bought the horse for ten thousand golden coins; the simple-minded people touched the horse to get healed, or maybe their wishes to come through.

After the horse’s death, the king made a statue of a horse, and people continued to worship the statue.


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  1. The farmer was well aquatinted with man’s proud hearts.. great story Laleh ♥️

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  2. An absolutely enchanting story Laleh, … the price of heaven remains in one’s own mine…. xxx

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  3. People believe what they want or need to believe in.

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  4. Thank you for sharing another beautiful story .

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  5. Your stories are nourishment for the soul.

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  6. A great lesson in this story Laleh!

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  7. You tell the best stories. Great morals.

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  8. That’s pure mind game, excellent story 💐💕😇

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  9. Laleh this story is so creatively written, filled with vivid imagery and insight. The imposter farmer, is like a false prophet or teacher. His heart was not towards heaven, but own selfish motive. Beware of going along with lie or scam to save face.
    There are so many nuggets in your story 💜😊

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  10. A wonderful story Laleh: deceptively complex, and beautifully illustrated. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

    Of course, one is left to consider who the biggest sinner was? Most certainly it was not the horse whom the people actually venerated.

    Hoping all is well.



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  11. Excellent story that demonstrates human nature, Laleh. I love your stories!

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  12. I think the horse had the happiest ending!

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  13. An interesting story! It recalls me of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” 🙂

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  14. Loved this tale, Laleh. Smart thinking goes a long way. I can’t help but think of the con artists among us.

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  15. How can I be talking to a real writer? There is not Barnes&Nobles here in Spain, but is there in Amazon, or some other internet space.

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  16. Another wonderful tale Laleh. There is always an interesting moral in your stories. I really enjoy them.

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  17. Nice post dear, greed in it’s purist form.


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  18. As in every story you tell, I love the point of wisdom at the end.

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  19. Reblogged this on lampmagician and commented:
    Be honest, to the others and at least to yourself 😊🙏💖💖

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  20. Quite a story! How one crafts a message can make all the difference. I wonder what the farmer did with those 100s of gold coins?

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  21. It’s good to read that. I have read stories on those lines in my school days. You presented it so beautifully. “Parastish” Persian is a beautiful tongue mashallah 🌹🌹🌹

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  22. A clever tale! Really enjoyed it ❤

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  23. What’s up all, here every person is sharing such familiarity, therefore it’s fastidious to
    read this web site, and I used to pay a quick visit this web site everyday.

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  24. Muchas gracias. ?Como puedo iniciar sesion?

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  25. She, there’s no end to human treachery

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  26. Beautiful post 🙂

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  27. That was a good one.. enjoyed it greatly.. thank you.. ❤️

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  28. Excellet story always Laleh!! 💗

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  29. beautiful….laced with deep lessons….wrapped in a poetic rendition of the tale

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  30. Very clever scam by the farmer.

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