The enchanted crow

The incident started when I was living in a room on the roof of a building on the outskirts of Cairo, and when my work schedule changed in the garment factory I was working in; I woke up at six in the morning, after I woke up at seven; I make a cup of tea for myself, I heat two loaves of bread, I take out of the small refrigerator, a piece of cheese on a plate, and I go out to eat them outside the room on the roof ..

The first morning in which something happened happened, it was a quiet morning, and the sun was about to shine behind the tall high concrete towers; I sat on the plastic chair, in front of the wooden table – where I put my food – I streamed cheese and was swallowed with tea, and on both sides of the building rises from the roof – where I sit – with three floors, it was white, and faced with wide balconies with iron railings, and it was a kiss I faced on my right like the facade of the architecture where I live..

I was busy breaking my fast, and suddenly the sound of something hitting a stone or a door upstairs was heard; I lifted my eyesight, I wandered with my eyes in search of the source of the sound, and asked myself: How can anyone throw a stone and reach a distance beyond the seventh floor ?!

My looks landed on a crow, standing on the railing of a balcony on one of the eighth floor apartments in front of me, standing, suddenly; He flew away, then returned again, blowing the wind very quickly, and hit his beak, body and tentacles on the balcony door! I watched him as astonished, and muttered:

What does this madman do ?!

He kept doing it until the door opened, and a woman who appeared to be forty years old, dressed in her short sleepwear, and her hair shrunken, went out to him with her hand, and shouted:

– Go; You woke me up ?!

Then the woman rolled in. The crow stood silent over the handrails, and he looked around like a madman, and after moments he flew away and disappeared behind the tall buildings, and the sun rose.

I sat confused, with various interpretations of what happened before my eyes, and asked: Was he waking her up? but how? He may have been a trained crow, but this is incorrect. There are no trained foreigners, perhaps just no more! ..

And I swear if somebody – at that time – had told him about me and strengthened the faith what I believed, but unfortunately it happened in front of me, and not only once, but it was happening every morning, and at the same time, and it became clear that the matter was not a coincidence, until my concern became, so I removed talismans This strange event.

I thought of a colleague working with me at the factory, who was claiming that he had the ability to decipher the talismans of any strange accidents, or of the other world. Maybe he can solve the mystery! ..


One day; On the lunch break, I sat with him; He was a skinny young man, with a big head, with wide eyes, a little scary. After we ate, I told him what happened, and I found his eyes wide and suspicious in a suspicious and disturbing manner, despite their terrifying naturalness, and he fasted a little, then he murmured with himself some time, and after a minute; His captives were flat, he told me in a tone accented with confidence, experience and practice:

– Damned … Then he silently shook his head left and right, looking in another direction, as if he was addressing another person sitting with us, and not appearing!

– who you mean?.

I asked him, he stopped shaking his head, he looked at me, and he said in a cheeky tone:

– A colleague is afraid of you, that woman, she may charm you as the crow enchanted, to go every morning and press the bell to wake her up, or make you bring her vegetables and fruits from the market!

Can you explain more?!.

– That woman is a wizard, fellow. The crow is enchanted by an obedience spell she cast on him, to wake her up every morning!

I laughed and told him:

– She did not exhaust herself, and cast her talismans on a poor crow, and she can set an alarm, or buy an alarm?!.

– my dear; These things should not work your mind in it, and if you consider yourself sane, why did you come asking for my help? Why did you not force your mind to find an interpretation, O clever one ?!

I fell ashamed of my head, then I gave up:

– I know that there are things that are difficult from the mind and are difficult to understand, such as this strange event, so I came to you to find what I wanted … And the truth is, I began to believe what you say!

Smile with victory; He looked around as if he was afraid that one of the colleagues around us would hear him eating their food on the tables, then he brought his head close to me, saying:

You know? Perhaps this crow is a flesh embodied in the form of a crow, which is a lover and has for her, but it torments him, or experiences him, and soon you will be satisfied with it, but I am not sure about this point yet; Because I have to see the scene myself, and watch the crow with my own eyes.

– What do you mean?.

– Do you have tonight?


I wish I didn’t tell him, I wish I asked for his help. I did not sleep through the night of terror and anxiety; As he was always mumbling with himself, and at the ravine of the night I find him addressing creatures that do not appear, laughing at him sometimes, quarreling with him at times, silent at times, and screaming at times, until I almost went mad.

I felt that the room was inhabited by people from the other world, then. I left him sleeping on the bed, lying on the carpet on the floor, until she got tired of ribs, and my joints saturated from the tile fridge, all in order to untangle me, and solve the mystery ..

Since five in the morning; We sat on the sofa next to each other, outside the room, and the apartment was facing us; Silent, stunned, waiting for the advent of the enchanted crow, or perhaps the embodied lover genie ..

Suddenly; The crow arrived, landed over the handrails, and did not attack the door as usual. Rather, he kept staring at the door in silence. Then he looked at us in silence as if he surprised us.

My friend stood up and approached the wall of the roof to look closely at the scene, and sometimes he would visit his eyes, sometimes he would widen them, and sometimes he would murmur with himself. Crow rattled several crows, then flew away.

That lover genie, embodied in a crow, was afraid of me.

finally; My colleague uttered it after a long meditation and waiting, and decided, it was that crow. I turned towards it, and stood up

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