Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Brother's love

Some few days ago my father told me a very beautiful Uzbek legend and I just couldn't forget it, that's why I want to share it with all of you:

There were two brothers and one of them was a king, Khorezmshoh, they would call him. They were very rich and happy, because they had one of the riches kingdoms in the whole region. But, happy days were about to end. Hordes of Karakhanids were invading the region and were already at the gates of their kingdom. The king was ready to face them and to struggle and so he did, but unfortunately he was taken as a captive. And instead of saving him, his younger brother proclaimed himself as a king and took his brother's place.
Some years have passed and the older brother somehow managed to escape from the captivity and returned to his kingdom. His people immediately recognized him and he retook his position, but ordered his elder brother to be punished for his treason. He was blinded, but he wasn't put in prison, instead he was given a huge castle in the outskirts of the kingdom and all the luxuries of the king.
The years were passing and one day, a blind brother complained to his servant that after so many years his brother never came to see him. And his servant answered him that he's wrong and that his king-brother is coming to the castle, sits in the corner of his blind brother's room and cries, he just looks at him and cries...

I have to say that this legend almost made me cry, it tells that even after such a treason his elder brother loves him!!!



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