Episode 5: Thafer the Hero
Future's Folktales • 02-May-2020
God has blessed the boy Thafar with great physical strength, and abundant health. He alone was able to carry out tasks the are undoable by men. Thafer initially used his power to help others, but arrogance took over him until it seemed to affect his morals in dealing with people. His grandfather Riyadh decides to better his manners, asking him to help him harvest bananas on his farm. The grandfather and grandson hold a competition in the harvest, and they split the field, and the winner is the one who finishes harvesting bananas used for the selling first. Thafer starts harvesting his section alone, while his grandfather hires workers. Thafer, however, threw bananas over each other violently, cutting down trees, and piling what was harvested under the sun without care. At the end of the day, Thafer finished his harvest faster than his grandfather, but most of the bananas he harvested were no longer good for sale, while the bananas harvested gently and carefully by the grandfather remained clean and fresh. Thafer learns that hard work is as important as talent, and the family have dinner, and the grandmother makes her traditional desserts using the bananas that Thafer harvested.
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