Friday, May 29, 2009
May 29: Adventures in Baghdad (Vol. 16, pp. 177-184)
Another selection from "The Thousand and One Nights," although today's story sounds like it came by way of Aesop. It's about a merchant who daydreams about all the money he is going to make selling a tray of glassware and how he'll be able to marry the king's daughter, but in his reverie, he kicks over the tray. How do you say, "Don't count your chickens before they hatch," in Arabic?