Asking for money


An afflicted man presented himself before Alexander, the King of the Universe and asked for a dirhem. Alexander responded in a loud voice to this request: “You ask me, a king like me, so little?”

“Well then”, answered the man. “Give me a town and a treasure! That will be enough to satisfy me.”

“The emperor of China has received such a gift” – said the king. “Who are you to claim such things?”