A daydreamer. An innocent fool. A simpleton. A fakir. Sheikh Chilli was all this and more. So whether it was believing that a watermelon was a horse's egg; dreaming that he was a mouse and being chased by a village cat; or tricking the miserly kazi into paying him into a year's salary, Sheikh Chilli's sometimes foolish—band often laughable—antics have made him a favourite with generations of children.
This collection of twenty tales contains all the fun and wisdom that makes the stories of Sheikh Chilli so widely read and loved.