Avicenna has a plan to rid a city of it’s mouse population, but the king can’t hold his tongue…

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This is my adaptation of a Syrian tale found in the English translation of Sheykh-Zada’s “The History of Forty Vezirs”. Avicenna was a Persian polymath who is regarded as one of the most significant physicians, astronomers, thinkers and writers of the Islamic Golden Age. He has been described as the father of early modern medicine.*

Sheykh-Zada, “The Lady’s Twenty-Eighth Story,” The History of the Forty Vezirs; or, The Story of the Forty Morns and Eves, translated by E. J. W. Gibb (London: George Redway, 1886), pp. 300-302.