chapter  85
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The Merchant—Lu mircanti

It’s been told that there was once a merchant who had a son, and he senthim to school. His bad friends told him to steal some money from hisfather, and he brought it to this crooked gang. After a year of such a life, his father found that he was missing seven hundred coins, and since he thought that it was his wife who had taken the money, he gave her a beating. But the poor woman didn’t know anything. Later the father learned that his son was the thief (for the father went to the tavern and saw that his son was gambling and lost a lot of money). Indeed, he took a stick and gave him quite a beating. So, the son ran away and went to his godfather, who loved him very much. Well, this godfather went to his friend’s house and asked him to forgive his son.