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A little girl and the lion

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Jan 28, 2006 at 12:23

Harrak wrote :
> that is all a debate. sayying that people are like animals, you remind me of the little girl I saw in a kids program in one of the channels as the animator asked her about the king of animals, expecting her to say lion, but she replied stating the name of the king of that country. They closed that channel later..

What an instructive story!...Arabian Nights' revised edition! ....
But what about the girl, her family and the animator? Wasn't she and her family imprisoned, accused of spreading mischief and denigrating His Islamic Highness and duly executed by being thrown to some hungry lions in the merciful king's private zoo?... And the animator ...Wasn't he made to ask the girl the same question before her execution preceding the cutting off of his own tongue ?...Didn't it happen in moderate Jordan?...

A friend of mine told me also an instructive story from this country. He wanted to send a letter and so went to the post office. He asked for a stamp and was given one with the king's face which was more expensive than what he needed. He asked for another one, a cheaper one. The post official looked at him askance and said : "Don't you like our beloved king?..."... It was better to pay at once to avoid serious trouble.
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