… As the moon shines bright in the night sky, the towns' people wait
patiently for the Wali to wake up from his month-long slumber to sign
3 petitions before going back to sleep for another month. Nothing can
be accomplished without a signed petition, including getting out of
prison, even though the sentence has been long overdue.
In the crowd, a lady named Qronful or "Clove" waits to get her petition
signed in order to be able to fix the broken roof of her house before
winter comes and soon she will be exposed to the cold without a roof;
an ordeal she has been waiting six months to settle.
The Wali wakes up, chooses 3 people to sign their petitions and soon
enough he is tired again and goes back to sleep. Qronful's petition was
not one of them. Her patience had run out and so she decides to steal
the official stamp and sign her petition and all other petitions laying in
wait... she then throws the stamp into a deserted well in order to get rid
The towns' people soon realize that their petitions have been signed and
are surprised by this, nonetheless, a flurry of activity takes place and a
great amount of work is accomplished.
Another month passes by and the Wali wakes up to discover the theft
of the stamp. After an investigation, Qronful is accused of stealing the
stamp and when interrogated admits to her crime. As punishment for
her crime, the Wali sentences her to be tied up to the back of a wild
horse that will run free with her for the rest of her life. Ironically
enough, the sentence cannot be passed without the official seal of the
stamp to legalize it.
Qronful decides to rectify her wrongdoing and leads the Wali to the
well where she threw the stamp. Qronful retrieves the stamp from the
well and returns it to the Wali who not only forgives her for her "crime"
but also empowers her to sign all the petitions from that day forward…