Sheikh Chilly and the Fairy
Posted November 15, 2012on:
Sheikh Chilly was famous for his laziness and idleness all around.
He had one more quality, which added foolishness to his character. He was a daydreamer. He loved to lie down and dream of business, traveling, working and God knows what. Though he planned a lot, but Sheikh Chilly could never realize his dreams. His plans never materialized for he was impractical so dreams remained dreams only.
As usual he was lying on bed with eyes closed, dreaming of something when his wife shaking his shoulder furiously awoke him.
Wife: “ Chilly will you ever be of any good? There’s nothing at home for me to cook and you are sleeping. You are just good for nothing. I wish I had not married you.”
Chilly felt belittled so got to his feet at once and said heatedly: “Now not a single word lady. Just relax; I am going to town to find a job.”
He started towards the door when the loving wife asked him to wait until she gives him bread rolls to eat on the way that she had prepared a day before.
She gave him seven bread rolls.
Chilly was walking leisurely humming his favorite tune when all of a sudden he realized that he was feeling hungry. So after a furlong’s walk he saw a well midst a grove.
Chilli opened his lunch box and whispered to himself: “Should I eat one or two or all the seven?”
It so happened that seven fairies lived in that well. The well was surrounded by evergreen trees and bushes and presented beautiful landscape so the fairies cherished to live in cool well having sweet water.
So when the fairies heard that someone wants to eat them, they got terrified.
The Fairy Queen came out of the well and asked Chilly: “Why do you want to eat all seven?”
Chilly: “Because I am very hungry. One or two will not satisfy my appetite.”
Fairy Queen: “Let’s have a deal. If I give you a unique gift that will fulfill your entire family’s appetite for good, promise me that you will not eat us.”
Then she waved a magic wand and a big device appeared. It was a big cooking pot.
Fairy Queen: “Mr. just order this pot and it will serve you whatever you wish to eat”
Chilly: “Let me order roasted chicken. He was spell bound to see the pot filled with hot spicy and delicious roasted chicken.
The Fairy Queen swiftly slid down the well while Chilly got busy eating chicken and rolls.
After eating and drinking cool sweet well water he lay down to rest under the trees’ shade and fell asleep. When he awoke it was evening and the darkness engulfed the whole area so Chilly hurried to reach town.
He saw a motel not far from where he was, so thought of spending the night there before proceeding for the town.
Chilly rented a room in the motel. He washed and made himself comfortable. He felt the desire to eat before sleeping so he talked to the pot.
Chilly: “O, magic pot I am feeling hungry, bring me some hot spicy rice.”
The pot was immediately filled with rice. Chilly ate happily and thanked Allah.
The lady of the motel was watching all this. So when he was about to sleep the lady entered his room and inquired about the pot. Chilly was a naive he shared everything with the lady.
The lady was sly and a greedy woman. She kept a similar pot beside Chili’s bed after he was sound asleep and took away his magic pot.
Next morning Chilly being very happy took the magic pot home. He made many plans on the way home. He imagined selling the variety of delicious fresh cooked food and getting rich. He would buy all luxuries for his wife. They will go on world tour and enjoy all wonders and blessings of Allah.
At last he reached home in good spirits. When his wife opened the door for him she was pleased to see Chilly with a big smile on his face.
Wife: “O, dear Chilly what makes you so happy.”
Chilly: “My dear wife, I have brought you a magic pot. Now you will not have to worry or cook anything. The pot itself will provide you anything you wish for.”
Wife: “Chilli please stop it now. I know you very well and have never heard of such pot ever in my life. Refresh yourself and I will serve food.”
Chilly ordered the pot many times but the magic pot remained a pot only and nothing happened. No food nothing came.
Wife made fun of him and teased him so much so that Chilly got irritated.
Chilly: “Hold your tongue now. Don’t insult me anymore. Give me seven rolls again today and I will not disappoint you this time.”
Fearing that Chilly might stay home and day dream again, his wife prepared seven rolls for him and asked him to leave.
Chilly walked briskly towards the well. He sat on the ridge of the well and repeated same sentences like before: “Should I eat one, two or all seven.”
Fairy Queen: “Hey mister what brings you here again? I had given you the magic pot. Is your craving for food still unsatisfied that you have come to eat us all?”
Chilly: “The pot you gave me is worthless. It’s not fulfilling my wishes and not providing with any eatables.”
Fairy Queen: “Wait I’ll give you something very precious and useful this time. It will make you wealthy very soon.”
She waved her magic wand in the air and a beautiful healthy white hen showed on her hand.
Fairy Queen: “This hen lays a golden egg. Whenever you ask her she will lay a golden egg for you. Take it and do not upset us again please.”
Chilli delightfully went to the same motel to stay for the night since it was late evening and darkness prevailed. He was afraid of both, the darkness and the wild animals.
The lady was pleased to see Chilly again in her motel. She gave him the best room to stay in her motel and served him with juices and fruits without even being asked for. She was confident that the foolish man must have brought something of value this time too.
Lady: “How are you Sir, what is this hen good for. It’s such a lovely healthy hen. Stupid Chilly shared with the lady again. So when he was in deep slumber, the lady took away the magic hen and replaced it with same kind but an ordinary hen.
Chilly went home happily visualizing heaven on earth for his family.
By selling golden eggs he could become the richest man in the world.
Opening the door the wife teased him by looking at the hen.
Wife: “I am sure this hen lays golden eggs.”
Chilly astonishingly: “How on earth do you know about this hen?”
“It is really a magic hen that lays golden eggs. We will become rich very soon my dear wife.”
Wife smiled sarcastically and unbelieving said: “I will only believe if it in reality lays a golden egg.”
Poor Chilly ordered the hen number of times but fate had shame and distress for Chilly like always. The hen failed to lay an ordinary egg either for it was a cockerel not a hen. The lady had cheated poor Chilly.
Chilly: “Make rolls for the last time please. I will teach those liars and swindler fairies a lesson they will never forget.”
The wife refused to make anything for him as she thought that Chilly himself eats all rolls and makes false excuses of magical things.
Chilly went to the well in great anger and spoke loudly: “Should I eat one, two or all of seven this time?”
Hearing Chilly in anger the fairies got annoyed too. The Fairy Queen came on the top of the well.
Fairy Queen: “What’s wrong with you man. I gave you such priceless gifts, which could make you wealthy and prosperous. But you seem to be a very greedy person. You can never be contented.”
Chilli: “No respected Fairy Queen, I am not greedy. My wife made fun of me because both the gifts you gave me were just ordinary. The pot did not provide and neither eatable nor the hen gave any golden egg.”
Fairy Queen: “Ok, I believe you. Tell me did you go straight to your home from here?”
Chilli: “No, your Excellency I did not. I went to a motel nearby to spend the night for I am scared of wild animals at night. I shared with the owner of the motel about the pot and the hen.”
Fairy Queen: “Fine. This time you take this rod. Go to the motel and ask the rod to hit the person who took away your gifts until she returns them to you.”
Chilli did the same. The rod beat the lady so hard repeatedly that she returned both the pot and the hen to Chilli begging to forgive her.
Chilli felt victorious to take 3 wonderful magical gifts home.
Sheikh Chilli became very rich.
They lived a contented happy life helping others as well.