The Spoiled Boy With the Terribly Dry Throat

By Idries Shah  |  Illustrated by Silvara Kossem
Ages: 6–10

ISBN: 978-1-953292-55-1 (paperback) $11.90
Paperback: 40 pages

When a little boy wakes up with a dry throat, those around him run about trying to work out what caused the condition. One by one, servants, doctors, and medical students try remedies that only complicate the situation and make the condition worse, ignoring what young readers will see as the obvious solution. Among other things, this story illustrates in a very humorous way just how foolish people can be when they fail to consider a situation before springing into action.