Lorimer. Persian Tales

Today's free book is Persian Tales, translated by D.L.R. Lorimer and E.O. Lorimer, illustrated by Hilda Roberts. You can find out more about this book in the Persian Fairy Tales unit of the Myth-Folklore UnTextbook.

For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Internet Archive, Hathi Books, and Google Books.

These stories were translated from the Kermani and Bakhtiari Persian dialects by David Lorimer (1876-1962) and his wife Emily Lorimer (1881-1949). Lorimer was a British military and intelligence officer, born in Scotland, who joined the Indian Army in 1896; in 1903 he entered the Indian Political Service and was assigned to posts throughout Persia and the Middle East. You can read more about his career at the Encyclopedia Iranica and at Wikipedia, and you can see some of Lorimer's lantern slides online; below is a photograph that he took of some Bakhtiari women:



An illustration from the book:




KERMANl TALES 

1. THE WOLF AND THE GOAT
2. THE CITY OF NOTHING-IN-THE-WORLD 
3. THE FORTUNE-TELLER 
4. SUSKU AND MUSHU
5. THE MARTEN-STONE
6. THE SNAKE-PRINCE SLEEPY-HEAD
7. QEYTAS THE COLT 
8. NUKHUDD, OR MASTER PEA
9. MUSHKIL GUSHA, REMOVER OF DIFFICULTIES
10. THE JEALOUS SISTERS
11. THE PRINCE AND THE PERI
12. THE IDIOT BOY WHO BECAME KING  
13. LITTLE FATIMA 
14. THE BOY WHO BECAME A BULBUL
15. THE PRINCE WHO DIDN'T EXIST 
16. THE GOLDEN LAMP-STAND 
17. THE WOLF-AUNT A MORAL FOR HUSBANDS
18. NlM TANAK, OR HALF-BOY
19. THE BROTHER WHOSE LUCK WAS ASLEEP
20. THE FOX'S PILGRIMAGE TO MECCA 
21. THE SHAWL-WEAVER AND THE SEVEN SPINSTERS 
22. THE ORANGE AND CITRON PRINCESS 
23. THE WISE QAZI 
24. MUHAMMAD TIRANDAZ THE ARCHER
25. THE COUNTRY OF FOOLS 
26. ROADS AND SHORTCUTS, OR No GAINS WITHOUT PAINS
27. THE GRATEFUL CORPSE
28. THE PRAYING BAKER
29. BALDHEAD AND THE SCANTY-BEARDS
30. THE SAD TALE OF THE MOUSE'S TAIL

BAKHTIARI TALES 

31. THE MAGIC BIRD
32. THE GAZELLE MAIDEN AND THE GOLDEN BROTHERS
33. AHMAD GIRDU AND HIS TWO BROTHERS 
34. THE HUNTER AND THE WHITE SNAKE
35. FAYIZ AND HIS PERI WIFE
36. THE MERCHANT OF ISFAHAN AND HIS FAITHLESS WIFE
37. THE COWHERD WHO WOKE THE PRINCESS
38. TALING, THE HALF-BOY 
39. HOW FATIMA KILLED HER MOTHER AND WHAT CAME OF IT
40. THE MAN WHO BOUGHT THREE PIECES OF ADVICE 
41. THE PERI AND THE KING'S SON
42. THE HEMP-SMOKER'S DREAM 
43. THE WOLF-BRIDE
44. THE MAN WHO WENT TO WAKE HIS LUCK 
45. THE SAD STORY OF THE BEETLE, THE MOUSE, AND THE ANT
46. TORTOISE BOWL-ON-THE-BACK AND THE Fox
47. THE FOX AND HIS ORDER FROM THE KING
48. RAMAZAN OF HAMADAN AND THE POOR LABOURER
49. THE SHEPHERD WHO FOUND A TREASURE
50. THE MERCHANT AND THE SAFFRON 
51. THE SEVEN DAUGHTERS
52. SHAH ABBAS AND THE POOR MOTHER
53. THE APPARITION OF THE PROPHET KHIZR
54. THE IMPIOUS THORN-GATHERER
55. THE KING AND THE TWO BLIND BEGGARS
56. THE FATE OF THE KING'S ONLY SON
57. HAIDER BEG AND SAMAMBER 
58. THE BAKER AND THE GRATEFUL FISH 

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