Which of the three laws-Jewish, Saracen, or Christian, is true?
My Lord, let me tell you a story...
My sons. As I lay here, dying, I make one final statement. I will bequeath this ring to one of my sons, and whoever has it in his possession will be my heir and head of the family.
There was a man named Saladin, who was in debt. He remembered that there was a Jew named Melchisedech, who had a money-lending business, but wouldn't lend him the money if he simply asked, so Saladin decided to use force disguised as reason
As my father left me the ring, I leave this ring to you to choose my heir.
Melchisedech knew that Saladin was trying to pick a quarrel, so he began to tell a story instead. "There was once a great and wealthy man, who wanted to leave a precious ring to one of his sons..."
I know I am going to die soon. But who will be my heir? I love all my sons equally....
After the father dies, he passes the ring to one of his sons, who then inherits everything, and becomes the head of the family.
As years pass, the son dies and hands the ring over to one of his sons, and thus the ring was passed down through many succeeding generations, until...
The ring arrived in the hands of a man who had three handsome, virtuous, obedient sons, all of whom he loved equally.
The worthy man couldn't decide which one to bequeath the ring to, so he decided to attempt to satisfy all three.