Part III, Chapter XXI = LXXI: On Irreligious and Unprincipled persons.
f268b f277b 1736 Introduction. Why Sayyid Ḥusayn b. Músá (?) refused to accept invitations and refrained from attending funeral processions. The narrative of his ill-luck. (The Kitábu’l-Faraj ba‘da ’sh-Shidda of at-Tanúkhí as the source, see above, pp. 90—94).
f269b f278a 1737 ‘Abdu’l-Qays(?) (in Faraj Abú’l-Qásim ‘Abdu’llah b. Muḥammad ibnu’l-Ḥusayn al-‘Abqasí), the poet, relates his encounter with Muqbil, his father’s slave, and the gang of robbers from whose clutches he was accidentally saved through the protection of the leader of the gang. (Cf. T. F. S. II, viii, p. 57—60).
f270a f278b 1738 The advice of Nu‘mán b. at-Turáb al-‘Abdí to his three sons; Sa‘íd, one of them, tests his father’s experience in regard to false friends, and is convinced of its truth.
f271a f279a 1739 The story of the homicide-hermit, and the lucky escape of a victim, a man of the army, from the dungeon of the wicked hermit. (Cf. T. F. S. II, viii, pp. 56—7).
f271b 1740 The perilous adventure of a servant of Muḥammad b. Sulayman Háshimí, who accidentally saves a woman from the dark designs of a villain. (Cf. T. F. S. II, viii, pp. 60—1).
f272a f279b 1741 A personal anecdote of the author of the Faraj ba‘da’sh-Shidda, the Qádhí Abú ‘Alí Muḥassin at-Tanúkhí, about the loss which he suffered at the hands of an ungrateful wretch, named Abú ‘Alí aṣ-Ṣúlí for a very trifling grievance.
      The chapter ends with a panegyric on the Wazír.