Originally published in Hakawti Al-Halabi (Beirut, 1980) and Qisas al-Halabi (Aleppo, 1982).
Pt. 1. Stories of Aleppo: The story of the beggar queen -- The story of the five cakes -- The story of the merchant of Khan al-Wazir -- The story of the miser and the porter -- The story of soaking the bread -- The story of the stone cutters and the gardener's son -- The story of Master Karshush's tarbush -- The story of the peddler's daughter -- The story of the saintly thief -- The story of luck and fate -- pt. 2. Tales and episodes of Aleppo: The tale of the girl and the judge -- The tale of the three mice -- The tale of our Lady Namlush -- The tale of the pigeon and the crow -- The tale of the cat and the dog -- The episode of the spilled molasses -- The tale of the little bitty thing -- The tale of the fly -- The episodes of the mother goat -- The tale of Tata.