Part III, Chapter XVI = LXVI: On the Contemptibility of Dishonesty and Misappropriation.
f267b 1703 Introduction. The shepherd who implored his master to sell pure milk, and his witty reply when the flock was swept away by a flood.
f251a 1704 When Rást-rawish, the Wazír, is ruining the state by his extortions, Gushtásp, warned by the example of a shepherd who hanged his treacherous dog, takes the administration into his own hands and kills the Wazír. (Cf. N. S. N., pp. 19—22).
f251b 1705 The Imám Abú Ḥanífa’s clever device to recover the money of a poor pilgrim from a dishonest trustee.
f252a f268a 1706 The Shaykh Abu’l-Mu’ayyad’s (?) intercession on behalf of Muḥammad Múydúz, who was accused of embezzling the money of his master Sunbul, the late treasurer of the Sultan Mas‘úd; and the Sultan Bahrámsháh’s story of Núshírwán’s visit in disguise to the garden of a person who was famed for honesty, hospitality and piety, resulting in his repentance and in the real beginning of the era of his justice.
      The chapter ends with a glorious panegyric on the illustrious monarch and his Wazír.