Nakhshabi. Tales of a Parrot

Today's free book is The Tooti Nameh or Tales of a Parrot, by Ziya'al-Din Nakhshabi; the name of the translator is not given. You can find out more about this book in the Tales of a Parrot 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 the Internet Archive, Hathi Books, and Google Books. The book is also part of YASHPEH: International Folktales Collection.


Tale I. Of the Birth of Miemun; and of Khojisteh falling in love
II. The Fidelity of a Sentinel towards the King of Teberistan
III. The Goldsmith and the Carpenter; and the Theft and Concealment of the Golden Images
IV. The Nobleman, and the Soldier's Wife, whose Virtue he put to the proof
V. The Goldsmith, the Carpenter, the Taylor, and the Hermit, who quarrelled about a Wooden Woman
VI. The King of Kinoge and his Daughter, with whom a Dervish became enamoured
VII. The Fowler, the Parrot, and her young ones
VIII. The Merchant, and his Wife, who outwitted him
IX. The Shopkeeper's Wife, who, having an Amour with a Person, confounded her Father-in-law 
X. The Merchant's Daughter and the Jackal 
XI. The Lion, and the Brahmin, who, on account of his Avarice, lost his Life 
XII. The old Lion, and the Cat, who, having killed the Mice, was turned out of office
XIII. Of Shapoor, Commander of the Frogs, and the Snake
XIV. A Lion whom a Syagosh dispossessed of his Dwelling
XV. Zereer the Weaver, whom Fortune would not befriend
XVI. Four Rich Persons who became Poor
XVII. How the Jackal was made King, and then killed
XVIII. Of the Intimacy of Besheer with a Woman named Chundar 
XIX. The Merchant, and how a Person's Mare was killed 
XX. The Woman who by a Stratagem escaped out of the Lion's clutches
XXI. Of a King and his Sons, and of a Frog and a Snake 
XXII. The Merchant whose Daughter was lost
XXIII. Of a Brahmin falling in love with the King of Babylon's Daughter
XXIV. How the Son of the King of Babylon fell in love with a young Woman
XXV. Of a Woman, who, having gone to buy Sugar, had an Amour with a Grocer 
XXVI. The Merchant's Daughter, whom the King rejected 
XXVII. The Potter, who is taken into the Service of a King, and made General of his Army
XXVIII. The Lion and his Whelps, and how he fostered a young Jackal 
XXIX. The Nobleman who concealed a Snake in his Sleeve
XXX. The Soldier and the Goldsmith, the latter of whom lost his Life from the Love of Money
XXXI. Of the Merchant and the Barber's beating the Brahmins
XXXII. The Frog, the Bee, and the Bird, who killed the Elephant
XXXIII. The Emperor of China, in a Dream, falls in love with the Queen of Room
XXXIV. The Elk and the Ass, who are both taken prisoners
XXXV. A King falls in love.—Khojisteh is put to death by the hands of Miemun


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