THE MAGIC BOWL AND HASAN
Once upon a time,there was an old and poor woman with her son,Hasan.They lived together in a small and old house
Once day Hasan got permission from his mother and went fishing.He thought that he might get a few fish and eat them with his old mother.He went near the river and began to fish.
At about noon,he caught a big fish.The fish was very nice.Its scale was as bright as silver and its eyes were like glass.he wanted to prepare the fish so he cut its stomach.But what was that?He saw a big bowl in its stomach.Hasan got very happy.“I will take both the fish and the bowl to my mother.”said Hasan.
He wanted to wash the fish by filling up the bowl with water.Suddenly somthing he couldn’t understand happened.The water in the bowl became gold while he was pouring it.“This is a magic bowl,I think,I must run and inform my mother.”said Hasan.He filled up the bowl with water,then he poured out it to the earthenwares.He did this many times and he piled up the gold in earthenwares.Even the Padishah wasn’t as rich as Hasan from now on.
A few days later,Hasan had his man to built a place and moved there.He put in servants.He was buying whatever he wanted.He was having the most delicious meals.
At last he started to get spoiled because of the large amount of gold.He spent the money unnecessarily.“My dear son,it might be bad for.Do not behave like this.”advised his mother.But he didn’t listened to her,and “I am the owner of the magic bowl so I can do whatever I want.”said Hasan.Now Hasan was so spoiled and greedy that no body liked him.
Everybody said; “Hasan was better in the past but he is too greedy now.”
One day Hasan went near the river with his magic bowl to get much gold.“The water never runs out so I will be rich forever.”said Hasan,and he filled up his bowl arrogancely.The gold at the bank of the river was increasing his greed.He didn’t think anything a part from the gold.
Suddenly,the magic bowl dropped in to the river water While Hasan was trying to get the bowl,he dropped in to the river,too.Unfortunately,he was almost dying,because he didn’t know swimming.At the same time,while he was fighting the water,some people stole the gold that he piled up.It was impossible to find the magic bowl so he got back crying to his mother.He told everything to his mother.
“You know,son,easy go.You didn’t have the bowl by working.Furthermore you got spoiled.This is good for you.At least you won’t prefer yourself to another.”
Hasan listened his mother’s advices and he thought she was right.After that day he never talked about the magic bowl.
Tarih: Mart 2009
The tale coolections and the pictures were taken from the study, “Nenemden Masallar”
of Tekirdað Governership.
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