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  • هم‌چو آتش کرد مقراضی برون  ** می‌برید و لب پر افسانه و فسون 
  • In a flash he whipped out a pair of scissors and went on cutting while his lips were full of tales and beguiling talk.
  • مضاحک گفتن درزی و ترک را از قوت خنده بسته شدن دو چشم تنگ او و فرصت یافتن درزی 
  • How the tailor told laughable jests, and how the narrow eyes of the Turk were closed by the violence of his laughter, and how the tailor found an opportunity (to steal).
  • ترک خندیدن گرفت از داستان  ** چشم تنگش گشت بسته آن زمان 
  • The Turk began to laugh at the stories, and at that moment his narrow eyes closed.
  • پاره‌ای دزدید و کردش زیر ران  ** از جز حق از همه احیا نهان 
  • He (the tailor) filched a shred (of satin) and put it under his thigh, (where it was) hidden from all living beings except God.
  • حق همی‌دید آن ولی ستارخوست  ** لیک چون از حد بری غماز اوست  1695
  • God saw it, but He is disposed to cover up (sins); yet when you carry (them) beyond bounds He is a tell-tale.
  • ترک را از لذت افسانه‌اش  ** رفت از دل دعوی پیشانه‌اش 
  • From his delight in his (the tailor's) anecdotes the Turk's former boast went out of his head.
  • اطلس چه دعوی چه رهن چه  ** ترک سرمستست در لاغ اچی 
  • What satin? What boast? What wager? The Turk is intoxicated with the jokes of the pasha.
  • لابه کردش ترک کز بهر خدا  ** لاغ می‌گو که مرا شد مغتذا 
  • The Turk implored him, crying, ‘For God's sake go on telling jokes, for they are meat to me.’
  • گفت لاغی خندمینی آن دغا  ** که فتاد از قهقهه او بر قفا 
  • (Then) the rascal told such a ridiculous story that he (the Turk) fell on his back in an explosion of laughter.
  • پاره‌ای اطلس سبک بر نیفه زد  ** ترک غافل خوش مضاحک می‌مزد  1700
  • He (the tailor) swiftly clapped a shred of satin to the hem of his under-breeches, while the Turk was paying no attention and greedily sucking in (absorbing) the jests.
  • هم‌چنین بار سوم ترک خطا  ** گفت لاغی گوی از بهر خدا 
  • Still (continuing his entreaties), the Turk of Khitá said for the third time, ‘Tell me a joke for God's sake!’