TLT: The Guarantor

three line tales week 35; deer at sunset

Rebecca Johnston

She’d spotted the hunter but knew it was too late and just as the arrow was about to leave his bow, she saw the wise man.

Desperately, she begged him to ask the hunter to set her free so she could feed her hungry babies, promising to return if he agreed and the man did so, guaranteeing the hunter that the deer would come back, and the skeptical hunter acquiesced, simply because he respected the wise man.

The wise man stayed with the hunter and when the deer returned, young ones in tow, the amazed hunter let the deer go

For Three Line Tales
and The Daily Post’s Daily Prompt: Test


This tale is based on an incident in history during the time of Imam Zain-ul-Abideen, who is also known as “The Guarantor”

The famous Persian artist, Mahmoud Farshchian, has depicted this historical event in this beautiful iconograph entitled: “Zaamin-e-Aahu” (The Guarantor of the Deer).

deer

Quotes by Imam Zain-ul-Abideen:

  • When about something one does not know, one should not be ashamed of having to learn about it.
  • Patience is to faith what the head is to the body; one who does not have patience also lacks faith.
  • Refrain from lying in all things, big or small, in seriousness or in jest. For when one starts lying in petty matters, soon he will have the audacity to lie in important matters (also).
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13 Responses to TLT: The Guarantor

  1. marple25mary says:

    I love this so much!

  2. Beautiful tale and historical one too.

  3. pranabaxom says:

    Beautiful tale.
    Alas, reality betrays.

  4. Pingback: Three Line Tales, Week 35: Round-Up | Only 100 Words

  5. mandibelle16 says:

    Love this! Nice Job!

  6. magarisa says:

    What an amazing, meaningful tale!

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