The Story Of A Peasant And The City Of Wonders
Once upon a time, there lived a peasant who left his wife and son for the extraordinary marvels that the City of Wonders had been promising him in his dreams. The journey through the desert took him five full years. To the peasant's great amazement, it turned out that the city, with all its wonders, was just a mirage that could only be seen from a distance: in reality, the great city was just a well with a little bit of water in it. The journey back took another five long years. But, alas, in this world things never stay the same: the peasant's wife had already married another man, and his only son had succumbed to tuberculosis.