Part III, Chapter XXV = LXXV: On the Cunning of Women and the Stories of their Wiles.
1783 Introduction dealing with the craftiness of women; reference is made to the Sindbád-náma, and Bakhtiyár-náma. How the artful sister of Qúbád contrived the release of her brother from the prison in which he was put by the people.
f286a 1784 The wife of a trader of Ahwáz plays a trick upon her husband, and compels him to divorce his other wife in Baṣra.
f286b 1785 The wife of an Indian athlete, and her illicit connection with a Brahmin.
f287b f288b 1786 The cunning of the wife of a goldsmith’s son, and a similar story of the faithlessness of the wife of the Ráy of India, and her intercourse with the elephant-keeper.
f288b f289b 1787 How a person who used to study books on the cunning of women is astounded at the mischievous activities of a woman who convinces him that there is no limit to the wiles of her sex. (The Ḥiyalu’n-Nisá’ (?) is referred to).
f289a 1788 A crafty woman makes a tool of her husband who jealously guarded her.
f289b f290a 1789 A clever woman shows her husband the futility of keeping women in strict privacy, as the safeguarding of chastity depends on women alone.
      (Again at the end of this chapter the Sindbád-náma and Kalíla wa-Dimna are mentioned as the popular books on this topic).
      The chapter ends with a short panegyric on the Wazír, and with it Part III also.