Three apples fell from heaven …

… one for the teller, one for the listeners and one for the one who asked for the story!

Many storytellers know this traditional armenian ending of a folktale. The version above highlights also the role of people like Doniazade, Sheherazade’s largely unknown sister who is the one who tricks the sultan to listen to the tales. But you can also stress the pedagogical wisdom in a story like this:

Three apples fell from heaven, one for the teller, one for the listener and one for those who understood.

See also post #137 and #138 at Storylovers and the first page of an article in Folklore (1987) So what is your favorite version?

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