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  • O body with thy hundred (worldly) concerns, bid me farewell: thou hast taken my life: (now) seek another (victim).
  • ای تن صدکاره ترک من بگو  ** عمر من بردی کسی دیگر بجو 
  • How a cadi was infatuated with the wife of Júhí and remained (hidden) in a chest, and how the cadi's deputy purchased the chest; and how next year (when) Júhí's wife came again, hoping to play the same trick (which had succeeded) last year, the cadi said (to her), “Set me free and seek some one else”; and so on to the end of the story.
  • مفتون شدن قاضی بر زن جوحی و در صندوق ماندن و نایب قاضی صندوق را خریدن باز سال دوم آمدن زن جوحی بر امید بازی پارینه و گفتن قاضی کی مرا آزاد کن و کسی دیگر را بجوی الی آخر القصه 
  • Every year, on account of poverty, Júhí would artfully turn to his wife and say, “O sweetheart,
  • جوحی هر سالی ز درویشی به فن  ** رو بزن کردی کای دلخواه زن 
  • Since thou hast the weapons, go, catch some game in order that we may get milk (profit) from thy prey. 4450
  • چون سلاحت هست رو صیدی بگیر  ** تا بدوشانیم از صید تو شیر 
  • Wherefore has God given thee the bow of thine eyebrow, the arrow of thy amorous glance, and the snare of thy craftiness? For hunting.
  • قوس ابرو تیر غمزه دام کید  ** بهر چه دادت خدا از بهر صید 
  • Go, lay the snare for a big bird: show the bait, but do not let him eat it.
  • رو پی مرغی شگرفی دام نه  ** دانه بنما لیک در خوردش مده 
  • Show him his wish, but disappoint him: how can he eat the bait when he is imprisoned in the snare?”
  • کام بنما و کن او را تلخ‌کام  ** کی خورد دانه چو شد در حبس دام 
  • His wife went to the cadi to complain, saying, “I appeal (to thee) for help against my faithless husband.”
  • شد زن او نزد قاضی در گله  ** که مرا افغان ز شوی ده‌دله 
  • (To) cut the tale short, the cadi fell a prey to the (pleading) words and beauty of the fair woman. 4455
  • قصه کوته کن که قاضی شد شکار  ** از مقال و از جمال آن نگار 
  • He said, “There is such a noise in the court of justice (that) I cannot understand this complaint;
  • گفت اندر محکمه‌ست این غلغله  ** من نتوانم فهم کردن این گله 
  • (But) if you will come to my private house, O cypress-slender one, and describe to me the injurious behaviour of your husband”—
  • گر به خلوت آیی ای سرو سهی  ** از ستم‌کاری شو شرحم دهی