(El Shater Hasan)
A tale of Egyptian Pop Heritage
Once upon a time, there was a very brave guy whose name was “Hasan”. He was known among his people for his courage and professionalism in hunting. However, he was very poor. One day, while Hasan was walking, he met a very beautiful girl in elegant clothes. He liked her and was impressed.
Hasan began to meet her day after day. The girl also liked Hasan as he was very brave, loyal and patient. Months passed and they were still meeting and talking. Afterwards, the girl did not come to meet Hasan . He was waiting for her for days but in vain. Hasan felt very sad and lonely, and could not hold on. He worried about her so he decided to go out and search for this beautiful girl. Hasan went to the place they used to meet in and found a man of her guards. This person asked Hasan to come with him to meet the princess, and at this moment Hasan realized that it was the same girl he was meeting.
Hasan went to the palace to meet the princess, but he found that she was ill. Doctors of her asked her father to take her for a journey in the sea to overcome illness and recover. Hasan asked her father to take her by himself, and her father accepted. Hasan took her on a ship and spent many days in the sea. He spent the time telling her different stories and tales, and finally she recovered. When they came back, she told her father that she loved Hasan and would like to get married to him. The king refused at first but the girl insisted, therefore the king put a condition if Hasan would like to marry her. He asked him to “get the most unique diamond all over the whole world”.
Hasan did not know what to do. He went home sad and disappointed because he had no money to get that diamond the king asked for. Next day, he went for hunting, but was not lucky enough, as he hunted one fish only .He went back home satisfied, and cut the fish. Surprisingly, he found something shining, and it was marvelous diamond .Hasan cheered up and rushed to the palace to tell the king that he found the diamond. The king welcomed him and accepted that they got married. Hasan got married to the girl and lived happily after.