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The Beehive

One day, Sultan Veled and his friends went to Husam's garden. Seeing the beehives there, some of the disciples longed for some honey, but said nothing. Husam read their thoughts, and ordered his gardener to bring them some new honeycomb from one of the hives. More, and more, and still more comb was brought, until all were satisfied; yet still the hive was full. When they left the garden, Husam insisted that they take the hive with them; and for many years it supplied all their wants.