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    Countryside-old days-Life

    Around a fire, we sat an afternoon
    Knowing not but we shall leave soon.
    A villager came and sat for a while
    Being tired out of borders, he came
    Long mustaches he has wearing a turban
    His face is yellow as if was feverish
    He said, a herdsman had come there
    I lost four sheep two days before
    And "my tribe citizens have a trouble with"
    They triggered a war because of a child
    Someone by mistake has shot him
    And the father's boy wants a blood money.
    Those do not pay and seek for war.
    We smiled on his face saying; take a rest
    A woman stepped in, saying, by force!
    This camel to slaughter and you may eat
    She is a daughter of sheikh of a well prestige
    Her father hurried and picked out a tool
    Four camels he paid of his own herd
    The man turned satisfied and went well
    My country is the Home of Honour And
    Without honour I haven't Home
    MMA

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    I am surprised that "blood money" can make someone satisfied for the life of the child. Is that the mother who steps in later in the poem?

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    Yes, they would satisfy, not to revenge but to take blood money. If not taking a blood money they would either kill instead, so blood money is better to keep the peace.
    My country is the Home of Honour And
    Without honour I haven't Home
    MMA

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