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    • Trust – vuhstahoutioun

      There was a man who traveled in a caravan
      He carried gold coins to sell in Yerevan
      He heard there were robbers in the hills of Tabriz
      Sought to entrust his coins to keep his mind at ease

      He noticed a man sitting beside a tent
      Who looked trustworthy with no bad intent
      He left the caravan and sought safeguard
      With the tent man of kind regard

      “Will you keep safe my coins, be my savior
      Guard them from rogue thieves of bad behavior?”
      Yes was the reply from the kind man
      So the merchant returned to the caravan

      But lo and behold robbers fleeced his friends
      Took all their valuables and odds and ends
      He thanked God his purse was with an honest man
      And ran back to get his money as was his plan

      He returned to the tent with good intent
      But saw the group of robbers malevolent
      The kind man seemed to be so sweet
      Now the merchant saw he was only a cheat

      He gave his money to the chief thief
      Now he was victim of colossal deceit
      Due to fright he began to back away
      When the chief yelled “stand at bay!”

      The chief said,”Why did you come here now?”

      “I thought you were honest, I must avow
      I gave you my money trusting you somehow
      I beg to get it back if you may allow”

      The chief of the robbers said with candor
      “Was your purse stolen, say with out slander.”

      “No sir, I did not say you are a thief
      But I am scared by the company you keep

      “Your trust in me is not in vain
      I never intended to cause you pain
      As there is one God so man’s word should be
      Always accountable and trustworthy”

      The chief of the thieves gave back the money
      The merchant felt he was in the land of milk and honey
      The robbers were impressed with their chief’s honor
      They vowed from that day to no longer steal from another

      Live with honor, gain the trust of others
      You will live long in the company of brothers

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    Published on September 28, 2015 · Filed under: Proverbs;
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