Crude and the wise biblical Story

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In a small village near a forested oasis, Anima was a commander of an army under the king of Ram. He was a grand man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him victory was given to Ram. He was a valiant soldier, but he suffered from unhealing leprosy.

As he was suffering the soldiers of Ram had taken captive an elegant young girl from Searle and she was to serve under Anima's wife as a maid servant. Anima constantly coughed and was always sick in his bed and his flesh rot. The servant girl noticed of Anima's sickness she said to her mistress, "If only my master would see the prophet who is in Sari! He would cure him of his leprosy."

At the hearing of this, Anima went to his master and told him what the girl from Israel had said. Gazed upon his servant's innocent eyes, the king of Ram replied, "By all means, go."

"I will send a letter to the king of Israel." After the master's humble reply, Anima left, taking with him ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels of gold and ten sets of clothing. Before Anima left, he was accompanied by his beloved wife. "May your trip be safe and your sickness be cleansed," she replied as she stood away from his leprosy. Without a feedback, Anima quickly rode onto his black stallion and strode away into what seemed of eternal darkness.

6 days and 7 nights have passed since the day Anima left his village, at last he arrived at Searle. Searle consisted of large magnificent palaces and advanced structures, without any sign of bright decorations. The prosperous town consisted of many cheerful faces in high spirits. Fresh fruits and vegetables that was rarely hard to be...