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  • 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!’
  • گفت لاغی خندمین‌تر زان دو بار  ** کرد او این ترک را کلی شکار 
  • He (the tailor) told a story more laughable than (those which he had related) on the two previous occasions, and made this Turk entirely his prey.
  • چشم بسته عقل جسته مولهه  ** مست ترک مدعی از قهقهه 
  • His eyes shut, his reason flown, bewildered, the boastful Turk was intoxicated with guffaws.
  • پس سوم بار از قبا دزدید شاخ  ** که ز خنده‌ش یافت میدان فراخ 
  • Then for the third time he (the tailor) filched a strip from the coat (which he was cutting), since the Turk's laughter gave him ample scope (for his dexterity).
  • چون چهارم بار آن ترک خطا  ** لاغ از آن استا همی‌کرد اقتضا  1705
  • When for the fourth time the Turk of Khitá was demanding a jest from the master(-tailor),
  • رحم آمد بر وی آن استاد را  ** کرد در باقی فن و بیداد را 
  • The master took pity on him and put aside (abandoned) artfulness and injustice.
  • گفت مولع گشت این مفتون درین  ** بی‌خبر کین چه خسارست و غبین 
  • He said (to himself), ‘This infatuated man has a great desire for these (facetious tales), not knowing what a loss and swindle they are (for him).’
  • بوسه‌افشان کرد بر استاد او  ** که بمن بهر خدا افسانه گو 
  • (Nevertheless) he (the Turk) showered kisses on (the face and eyes of) the master, crying, ‘For God's sake tell me a story!’