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The Prophet Khizir
- Elizabeth Laird
In “The Prophet Khizir,” Elizabeth Laird retells an Iranian short story about a poor man’s decision to deceive a king in order to feed his family.Pair “The Prophet Khizir” with “The Four Dragons” and ask students to discuss the actions of the poor man and the four dragons. What did they risk by deciding to help the people who were important to them? Do students consider the four dragons and the poor man brave? Why or why not?