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Lady Pomegranate

Lady Pomegranate

Lady Pomegranate

Translator: Mohammad Ali Asefipoor
Source: Rasekhoon.net


 

Once upon a time there was a woman living with her sole daughter named as Lady Pomegranate. The woman encountered a demon and fell in his love very much. So the mother brought the demon to her home and hid him in a room and locked the door of that room.
One day Lady Pomegranate was searching all corners of the house. She reached to that room and far from the sight of her mother opened the door of the room in which the demon was hidden and saw the demon. She said nothing to her mother that she had seen the demon.
This girl, Lady Pomegranate, was very beautiful and there was any girl like her in beauty. It was evening and the mother went to call on the demon. She said the demon: "I am not beautiful, but only you, Mr. Demon, are beautiful!" The demon said her: "Neither of you and I are beautiful, but only Lady Pomegranate is beautiful." The other said: "Where have you seen Lade Pomegranate?" The demon answered: "She had come here herself." The woman came out of the room and took the hand of her daughter and threw her out of the home.
The girl went and went until she reached an open door. She went into. She searched all corners of the house but found no one. She sat in a corner waiting in the hope that someone to come. After a while, seven brothers came in. When they saw Lady Pomegranate asked her what she was doing there. Lady Pomegranate said: "I am not well at all. My mother has fallen in love of a demon and has hidden him in the home. I found out their secret, so my mother expelled me from home. I had nowhere to go and came here." When the brothers heard her story, they all eagerly adopted her as their sister.
In the morning the brothers went to do their works and in the evening came back and eat dinner at Lady Pomegranate and talk with her happily and cheerfully.
On the other hand hear from the demon who was informed of the work of Lady Pomegranate. When the mother went at the demon and said him again that she was not beautiful but only the demon was beautiful, the demon replied that she and he were not beautiful but only Lady Pomegranate was beautiful. The mother said: "To hell with you and Lady Pomegranate! I have expelled her from home and you are steal think to her." The demon said: "Lady Pomegranate now has become the sister of seven brothers." As the mother heard this, plotted for her daughter and went out of home. He bought some chewing gum from the grocer and poisoned it with venom, and searched and searched for the home of the seven brothers until at last she found there. The mother well remembered that Lady Pomegranate liked chewing gum. Lady Pomegranate had sat at the edge of the pool that heard knocking on the door. She went at the door and heard the voice of her mother. She said her mother: "Go. I would not open the door for you." The mother pleaded and insisted but Lady Pomegranate did listen to her not at all. When the mother noticed that her insist was useless, said her: "OK. Now that you are so stubborn, I am leaving here, but I have brought for you chewing gum. Please take it from behind the door and I'll go after that."
Lady Pomegranate took the chewing gum and went beside the pool and began to chew the chewing gum. After chewing the gum, she fell and died. In the evening, when the seven brothers came back home and knocked the door, no one opened the door. The climbed the wall and saw that Lady Pomegranate had died near the pool. They brought physician for her, but he said curing was useless since she had died. The brothers did not like to bury her. So, the seven brothers put Lady Pomegranate in one side of a saddlebag while the other side of the saddlebag was full of gold and put the saddlebag on back of a horse. They unleashed the horse in the desert to this hope that if a person knew how to cure Lady Pomegranate he would take the gold as his wage.
Ironically, a king had come for hunting. He found the horse and its saddlebag. By seeing Lady Pomegranate he fell in her love strongly. The king ordered to announce and call up the physicians. The physicians came and dropped Lady Pomegranate into seven pools full of milk in turn. In this manner Lady Pomegranate revived, and the king married her. After one year Lady Pomegranate gave birth to two sons.
But now hear from the demon that was informed and said the story to the woman. The woman wanted to kill Lady Pomegranate anyway in order that Mr. Demon to forget her. She came and found the palace of the king and said them that she was the mother of Lady Pomegranate and had come to see her daughter. The mother remained there at her daughter for a few days. Lady Pomegranate said the king: "I am afraid of my mother! Order her to leave here." The king said: "But she is your mother! Why are you afraid of her? After a few days she will leave here herself."
At the same night, the mother got up and cut off the heads of the two sons and put the bloody knife in the pocket of Lady Pomegranate. In the morning they noticed that the two sons of the king were killed. They search to find the murderer of the boys. The mother wanted the king to search the pockets of every one. They searched the pockets of all and at last they found the bloody knife in the pocket of Lady Pomegranate. The king ordered to bring out the eyes of Lady Pomegranate and gave the corpses of the boys to her and expelled her from the palace.
Lady Pomegranate, while was so sad and crying, went and went until she reached some wreckage. She went into the wreckage and began to cry until she fell asleep. In her dream she saw a man. The man asked her why she was crying, Lady Pomegranate answered: "I am not well. Don't you see my situation? They cut off the heads of my children and said that I did this crime and blamed me and the king took out my eyes and expelled me from the city." The man rubbed his hand on the eyes of Lady Pomegranate and she became seeing, and also rubbed his hand on the heads and necks of the boys and they stood up healthy. He also poured a handful of pebbles in the skirt of Lady Pomegranate and said her: "Get up! You and your children are healthy."
Lady Pomegranate got up and saw that her children were healthy and a handful of gold was poured in her skirt.
Lady Pomegranate sold some gold and built a palace in the desert and sent the children to school. They educated and grew up. One day they were playing in front of their home that they saw the king and brought him into their home. As Lady Pomegranate saw him, she wanted the children to put the golden spoon in the shoes of the king. When they wanted to leave there, it was said that the golden spoon had been lost and they should search all the persons. The minister said: "Does the king steal a spoon?!" Lady Pomegranate who had hidden behind a curtain answered: "Does a mother cut off the heads of her children?!" The minister said: "What is such a speech?" Lady Pomegranate showed herself and said: "O king! These are the same sons of you, and I am Lady Pomegranate, your wife!" As the king heard this, ordered to find the demon and the mother of Lady Pomegranate, and killed them.

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