Ch 01 Manner of Kings Story 11

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A dervish, whose prayers met with answers, made his appearance, and Hejaj Yusuf, calling him, said: "Utter a good prayer for me", whereon the dervish exclaimed: 'O God, take his life." He replied: "For God's sake, what prayer is this?" The dervish rejoined: "It is a good prayer for thee and for all Musalmans."

O tyrant, who oppressest thy subjects,
How long wilt thou persevere in this?
Of what use is authority to thee?
To die is better for thee than to oppress men.

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