Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English
Akbar and Birbal – O Anel do Rei
Once upon a time, Akbar lost a ring which was very valuable. The ring was a gift from his father and Akbar became very sad. Akbar asked Birbal to come and see him.Translate
Era uma vez, Akbar perdeu um anel que era muito valioso. O anel foi um presente do seu pai e Akbar ficou muito triste. Akbar pediu a Birbal que fosse vê-lo.
King Akbar said, “Dear Birbal, please find this ring for me. It was a gift from my father and it is of great value to me.”
Birbal said, “Yes, my lord. I shall find the thief for you by tomorrow.”Translate
O rei Akbar disse: “Querido Birbal, por favor, encontre este anel para mim. Foi um presente do meu pai e é de grande valor para mim. ”
Birbal disse: “Sim, o meu senhor. Devo encontrar o ladrão para você amanhã. “
The next day, Birbal asked all the courtiers to come close to the throne. Birbal made sure that could see everyone in the crowd.Translate
No dia seguinte, Birbal pediu a todos os cortesãos que se aproximassem do trono. Birbal fez questão de ver todos na multidão.
Birbal said, “The ring belonging to the King is missing. Among one of you is a thief. And I know who the thief is. He is such a fool.”
Akbar was very surprised and asked, “Who is the thief Birbal?”Translate
Birbal disse: “O anel pertencente ao Rei está a faltar. Entre um de está um ladrão. E eu sei quem é o ladrão. Ele é um tolo. ”
Akbar ficou muito surpreso e perguntou: “Quem é o ladrão Birbal?”
Birbal said, “The thief is the one who has a straw stuck on his beard. All the others have a clean beard.”Translate
Birbal disse: “O ladrão é aquele que tem um canudo preso na barba. Todos os outros têm uma barba limpa. ”
Immediately, every courtier started to look around to see which one had a straw stuck on the beard. Only one courtier was not looking around and was stroking his beard trying to find the straw.Translate
Imediatamente, todos os cortesãos começaram a olhar em volta para ver qual deles tinha um canudo preso na barba. Apenas um cortesão não olhava em volta e alisava a barba tentando encontrar a palha.
Birbal pointed at the man and said, “My king, he is the thief. Please ask the guards to search him.”Translate
Birbal apontou para o homem e disse: “O meu rei, ele é o ladrão. Por favor, peça aos guardas para revistá-lo. ”
The guards searched the man and the ring was in his pocket. Akbar became so happy on finding the ring.
He asked Birbal, “How did you know that he was the thief?”Translate
Os guardas revistaram o homem e o anel estava no seu bolso. Akbar ficou muito feliz ao encontrar o anel.
Ele perguntou a Birbal: “Como você sabia que ele era o ladrão?”
Birbal said, “It is very simple. Everyone was looking around trying to find the thief. Only the true thief was trying to remove a straw from his beard. Of course there was no straw in his beard. Only those who are guilty will try to hide.”Translate
Birbal disse: “É muito simples. Todo o mundo estava a olhar em volta tentando encontrar o ladrão. Só o verdadeiro ladrão estava a tentar tirar um canudo da sua barba. Claro que não havia palha na sua barba. Somente aqueles sendo culpados tentarão se esconder. ”
Moral: A guilty mind will always be scared.Translate
Moral: uma mente culpada sempre terá medo.
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