The Right Honourable Merchant
- Jul 17, 2006
Story of the Morso
"Once upon a time, in a faraway land a young Sheik lived in a shining palace. Although he had everything his heart desired, the Sheik was spoiled, selfish, and unkind.
But then, one winter's night, an old beggar woman came to the palace and offered him a single Camel in return for shelter from the bitter dessert. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the Sheik sneered at the gift and turned the old woman away. But she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for Beauty is found within and when he dismissed her again, the old woman's ugliness melted away to reveal a beautiful Enchantress.The Prince tried to apologize, but it was too late for she had seen that there was no love in his heart and as punishment she transformed him into a hideous Morso and placed a powerful spell on the castle and all who lived there. Ashamed of his monstrous form the Morso concealed himself inside his palace with a magic 3-D TV as his only window to the outside world. The Camel she had offered was truly an enchanted camel, which would burn for many years. If he could learn to love another and earn her or his love in return by the time the last smoke ring was mad then the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a the Morso for all time. As the years passed he fell into despair, and lost all hope, for who could ever learn to love...the Morso?"
Caliph Ali bin Morso closed the book and looked at his children. They all looked back at him waiting for him to continue the story but it was all ready getting late. "Okay now children go to sleep, it is a big day tomorrow as we are going to celebrate the beginning era in Egypt." he said to them. "But father we want to hear what happens next?" the children all said together. Smile formed on Ali's face as his children reminded of him when he was young. "Maybe some other time we shall finish the story and see what happened to the Morso" Ali said as he tucked his children to their beds. "Was the Morso our ancestor?" Muhammed, the oldest son of Ali asked. "Perhaps he was, I am not sure if this is a true story but maybe we will find out someday" Ali said and kissed his son on the forehead. "Now sleep well, it will be a long day" Ali said while walking to the door. He blew out the candles there and closed the door. Indeed it would be a long day as it marked the formation of the bin Morso Caliphate and a new era for Egypt and it's people who were now protected by an constitution that was going to be signed tomorrow and ratified by the council. Parliament was going to be formed from 200-members elected by the people to represent them in the governmental politics. Of course Ali as the founder of the bin Morso dynasty was the Head of Egypt and had the final word in all matters but he shared this with the Premier of Egypt who was chosen from the 200-member parliament. The way Egypt had been ran by dictatorial systems were at their end and new Democratic Era was looming ahead and tomorrow it would become reality. Egypt would become a beacon of hope for those travelling the wastelands alone searching for true meaning of Peace. Harmony and Democracy. There were those who seeked to destroy Egypt as they were too peaceful but together Egypt stood strong and for the years to come it's integrity would not be harmed by outsiders and insiders. That the bin Morso dynasty would make sure as they had the backing of the Morso.