The Story Of The Idiot And The Lion

Once upon a time there was a man and The Lion who inherited much wealth from his father but who led such an irregular and unwise life that in a short time he had spent everything.

Even to the last penny then he sat down folded his arms upon his breast and sighed as he thought of his unfortunate condition his father’s friends gathered about him to console him.

One of them an old and learned man said to him son you have offended your luck who has run away from you you would better go after your luck perchance you can find it and being reconciled with it become as before a fortunate man the man at once set out and travelled mountains and planes.

In search of his luck one night he saw in his dreams that his luck was a human being like himself who had fallen upon his face on the top of a high mountain sighing and beating his breast.

All the time just to see himself had done in the morning he got up and continued his journey toward that mountain on his way he met the fairy lion sitting upon a mound of earth beside the road.

Don’t be afraid human being proceed set the line and when the man approached he said where are you going i am going to find my luck said the man good said the lion your luck is very wise ask him what is the remedy for my disease i have been an invalid for seven years if you find the right remedy.

I will reward you very well said the man and went on his way soon he came to a very beautiful orchard full of all kinds of fruits he picked some of the fruits and began to eat but lo they were all bitter thereupon the gardener came and asked where he was going i am going to find my luck said the man please ask your luck said the gardener what is the remedy for my orchard.

I grafted my plants but it was of no use i cut down the old trees and planted new ones but neither did this avail if your luck can devise some remedy i will reward you bountifully the man promised to ask his luck and again went on his way soon he came to a magnificent palace situated in a garden as beautiful as paradise.

Whose sole inhabitant was a beautiful maiden what man are you ask the maiden seeing the man and why have you come the man told her his story you see said the maiden i have this splendid palace and measureless wealth and property.

But i have a grief which grows in my heart day and night and i spend my life sighing all the time please ask your luck about me and if you bring me a device to make me happy.

I promise to reward you bountifully the man promised and went on his way until he came to the mountaintop where his luck had fallen on his face he described to him his own unfortunate condition and poured out all his grievances his luck listened to him attentively and said everything may yet be well seeing that you have come.

So far in search of me then the man asked of luck the things he had promised to ask and received answers now will you not come with me ask the man go first said luck i will come after you the man returned on his way back he first met the maiden and said your grief will disappear and you shall be happy.

As soon as you marry a young man of your choice then he met the gardener and said there is gold in the spring from which flows the water with which you irrigate your orchard the plants suck up particles of gold.

Which causes the fruits to be bitter you must either irrigate your orchard by the water of some other spring or take away the gold from the present fountain then your fruits will be sweet then he came to the fairy The Lion and told him.

How he had seen his luck and what messages he had brought to the maiden and to the gardener and what present did the maiden give you asked The Lion she said answered the man that she had fallen in love with me and proposed to marry me.

But i refused and what reward did the gardener give you ask the lion he took the gold out of the spring and gave it all to me but i refused saying that i did not care to trouble myself and carry such a heavy thing.

So far and what remedy did your luck devise for my ailment ask the lion he said answered the man the moment you devour an idiot’s head you shall be healed the lion looked the man in the face and said by heaven.

I cannot find a greater idiot than you on the face of earth and striking at his head with his paw he made one mouthful of it and the idiot was dead you see in life.

In your life time never befriends a fool on your journey to your luck on your journey to your happiness on your journey to your success you will find it laying there on the way to what you think is your goal but your destination is the way and you will find everything.

You need on the way accept life’s great gifts trouble yourself to do so and don’t be an idiot this is their to do motivation armenian tales.

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