Story of the Fuller and his Son.

KNOW, O sultan, that there was a fuller who went daily to wash his cloths on the bank of a river, and with him his son, who used to venture far into the water and swim; which his father forbade, but he would not be prevented. On a certain day, the youth went into a deep part, and his arms became cramped. When the father beheld his situation, he threw himself into the river, hoping to save him; but the youth hung upon his legs, and they were both drowned. [5]

“Do me justice, then, upon thy son. Thy vazīrs pre­tend that the art of our sex is greater than that of men; but the fact is the contrary, as you will see from the