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He's also the guy who gives us that famous story of the Muslim doctor treating a knight and a woman, and the Frankish doctor decides that cutting the knight's leg off (he dies) and the woman's skull open (she dies) is better. There aren't too many humerous sections but it does give a nice view into daily life and war amongst the Crusades.
Franks possess nothing in the way of regard for honor or propriety..."There was a house belonging to a frankish man who sold wine for the merchants...so one day, he came back home and discovered a man in bed with his wife. The frank said to the man "What business brings you here to my wife?"
>>I got tired, so I came in to rest
"But how did you get into my bed?
>>I found a bed that was all made up, so I went to sleep in it
"While my wife was sleeping there with you?!?!"
>>Well, it's her bed. Who am I to keep her out of it?
"By the truth of my religion, if you do this again, we'll have an argument, you and I!"
"I have seen my uncle, Sultan (may god have mercy upon him), who was one of the most courageous members of his household, having taken famous strands in battle and truck renowned spear thrusts, suddenly, upon seeing a mouse, change the expression on his face, become overcome by shudders at the mere sight of it, and take himself away from the place where he saw it."
"Among his attendants was a courageous fellow whose name was Sunduq, known for his bravery and audacity. He was so afraid of snakes that he would practically lose his mind. My father said to him as he was standing before my uncle, "Sunduq, you're a good man, known for your bravery. Aren't you ashasmed to be so afraid of snakes?"
>>My lord, what's so suprising about that? In homs there is a brave man, a hero's hero, who is scared to death of mice.
>>Sultan, his Uncle, lives in Homs. His reply:
"MAY GOD ABOMINATE YOU, YOU DIRTY SO AND SO!"