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AD recounts his personal experiences of the state takeover of the Iranian oil industry, and of the events connected with the Islamic revolution. There is a mixture of general knowledge and his own reminiscences of events that happened to him and his family.
The story is a local, oral version of one of the famous sagas of Shah Name, where the hero Sohrab has to perform a number of heroic tasks. Large sections of the narrative are given in verse form by the speaker.
This narrative is a local version of a folk-tale that is widespread throughout the Middle East and Europe. Two kid goats are left alone by their mother and a wolf comes and tries to gain entry to their hut. After a number of attempts the wolf finally manages by a ruse to enter the hut and eats up the two kid goats. Later the nanny goat is able to rescue the kid goats out of the wolf's stomach.