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Legend of the Appointment in Samarrah

May 15, 2012

A servant overheard in the marketplace that Death was looking for him. He decided to take no chances. He fled home, told his Master he had to depart, then left for his home town of Samarrah, hoping that Death would not follow him.

After supper, there was a knock at the door. The Master of the house opened the door to find Death standing there in his long black robes. Death inquired of the servant.

The Master lied and said his servant was ill in bed, too sick to be disturbed.

That is strange responded Death, for surely his is in the wrong place, for I have an appointment with him at midnight tonight in Samarrah.

Told in The Eight.

This is a very old story. Paulo Coelho tells a similar story Appointment in Bokhara.


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