Summary “A Tale of Akira the Wise”
Akir was an adviser to Sinagrip, king of Ador and Nalive land. He was told by God that he would remain childless. Akira had a wife and great wealth, but there was no heir. He raised the altars and began to pray to God for the birth of his son. But God commanded the king’s adviser to take nephew Anandan instead of his son. Akir obeyed. Anandan grew in wealth. In addition, his stepfather taught him all wisdom.
The king began to wonder: who will become his adviser after Akira, who has already grown old? Akir told about the adopted son, and the king asked to bring him. The adviser led Anandan to the king and asked to wait until the child grows up: then he will serve the king instead of his adoptive father. And the king said to Akira: “No one else will be your heir.”
Akir did not cease to teach and instruct Anandan. However, the heir did not learn his advice. Anandan thought Akir was old, close to death, and out of his mind. And the young man began to waste
Akir learned about this, then told about the actions of the heir to the king. The synagogue replied: “As long as you live, Akir, no one else will become master in your house.”
Anandan began to envy his brother, whom Akir also brought up with himself. The evil young man feared that Akir would drive him away and leave an inheritance to another brother. When Akir began to reproach his adopted son, he became enraged and wrote on behalf of Akira two letters: the Persian king Alon and the Egyptian king Pharaoh. In these letters he promised to surrender the land of Adon to the hands of Alon, and to the hands of Pharaoh Nalive city.
At this time, the tsar dissolved his governor and remained completely alone. Charters written on behalf of Akira, Anandan did not send, but waited an hour to present them to the king. He wrote another letter – Akira on behalf of King Sinagrip. In it was an order to collect the governor and on the twenty-fifth of August to build an army on the Egyptian field, as if it was preparing for
Anandan sent this letter to Akira, and took two “treacherous” letters to the tsar. Sinagrip believed the betrayal of his adviser, and was distressed, and Anandan suggested that he once again make sure of the unseemly actions of Akira: to come to Egypt in August.
Seizing the king, Akir built the regiments in battle order, as he had been ordered. Sinagrip decided that the adviser had raised an army against him. Anandan promised the wounded king to destroy the “evil plan” of his stepfather. The king left, and Anandan went to Akira and gave him gratitude in the name of the king.
When Akir came to Sinagrip, the tsar accused him of treason and produced “intercepted” letters. Anandan joined the accusations. The king announced that Akira would be chopped off. The adviser asked Sinagrip only for one favor: he was executed in his own house. The king agreed.
Akir ordered his wife to make a feast, so that he would die after the feast. When all the guests got drunk at the feast, Akir began to ask his friend, whom the king ordered to execute, about salvation. At this time in prison sat another doomed to death named Arpar, similar to Akira. Akir began to ask a friend to get Arpara instead. A friend agreed: after all, once he himself was under the accusation and was saved only thanks to Akira. Cut off Arpar’s head, but everyone thought that Akir was executed, and many were grieving for him.
The king ordered Anandan to mourn his stepfather and return to the palace again. The heir did not grieve over Akira’s death. He feasted, tortured the slaves of his stepfather and solicited the love of his wife. Meanwhile, Akir himself was sitting in the underground shelter, which his friend and wife had prepared for him. He knew what Anandan was doing, but he could not stop him. Akir only prayed to God for deliverance from evil.
The Egyptian king Pharaoh rejoiced at the death of Akira. He wrote a letter to Sinagrip in which he demanded that a sage be sent to Egypt to him, and, moreover, a skilled builder who could build a house between heaven and earth and answer any questions. If these conditions are met, Pharaoh will give Synagrip three-year income of his land. Otherwise, it requires three-year incomes of the land of Sinagrip
The king of Adorski wanted to send Anandan to Egypt – as a man who inherited the wisdom of Akira. But the young man was horrified and refused. Then only Sinagrip began to grieve over Akira’s death. A friend of Akira, who saved him from execution, revealed to the tsar that his adviser was alive. Sinagrip rejoiced and swore that he would not punish Akir for what he was accused of.
When the counselor appeared before the king, he began to cry and was ashamed, for the appearance of Akira had changed greatly from grief and life in the dungeon. The king explained to Akira that Anandan had slandered him.
Forty days the counselor rested in his house, and then Sinagrip told him about the letter of Pharaoh. Akir agreed to go to Egypt. On his orders servants caught two eagles. The ropes were tied to the feet of the eagles. Orlysy flew up and lifted the cage, and in the cage sat a little boy. When all this was ready, Akir went to Egypt to King Pharaoh and called himself a groom named Obeks.
Pharaoh was offended that a groom had been sent to him. He began to puzzle riddles. He dressed himself in a purple dress, dressed in multicolored grandees. Akir guessed that the king likened himself to the sun, and the nobles to the sun’s rays. He guessed and many other mysteries. Finally, the king ordered Akira to build a palace between heaven and earth. Then the sage released into the sky eagles and with them a boy in a cage. When they took off, the boy cried (as Akir had taught him): “Now the builders are ready, carry the stones and lime!” Of course, the people of Pharaoh could not lift stones and lime into the sky. Then Akir said that he had prepared the builders, and if they were not given construction materials, it was not his fault. Pharaoh had to abandon the building of the palace.
When the sage guessed all the riddles of Pharaoh, he came up with a new task: he ordered to weave a rope of sand. Then Akir made a small hole in the wall – a thin ray of sun fell through it. The wise man poured a handful of sand into the hole, and the sand swirled in the sun like a rope. Seeing this, Pharaoh rejoiced and gave Akira a great feast as a reward for wisdom. He gave the adviser a three-year tribute from Egypt and dismissed him to King Sinagrip.
Sinagrip made a great feast in honor of Akira. The king promised to give the wise adviser everything he wished. Akir asked to be rewarded not with his treasures, but with a friend who saved his life, Nabuginaila. And yet – to give him in the hands of Anandan
The king fulfilled the requests of his beloved counselor. Then Akir led Anandan into his house, ordered to give him two thousand sticks, laid on him an iron chain, put on his shoes and planted under his porch. Sterling Anandana the Anabuil. This young man wrote down Akira’s words, which he told Anandan, entering the house and going out. In these words, Akir denounced the cowardice and ungratefulness of his nephew.
Anandan asked forgiveness from Akira. He promised to reform and carry out the most black work in the house of the tsarist adviser. But the sage did not believe his repentance and his promises. Akir answered the insidious youth with parables, among which was this: “The little wolf was given to learn to read and was told to him:” Say – “az,” “beeches.” He answered: “Lambs, kids.”
Hearing these accusations of Akira, “Anandan pouted like a jug, and burst.”