Submitted by:Rishek Singh XI-H
The Garoghlanian tribe is Armenian
(500 B.C to 800 B.C)
THE CULTURE OF THESE PEOPLE, KNOWN FOR
THEIR HONESTY, IS AT THE HEART OF THE
HOSPITALITY IS ALSO AN IMPORTANT
FUNCTION IN THE ARMENIAN CULTURE.
SOCIAL GATHERINGS REVOLVE AROUND
LARGE AMOUNTS OF FOOD.
THE RELIGION OF MOST ARMENIAN PEOPLE IS
CHRISTIANITY, WHICH IS STRUCTURED
AROUND FORGIVENESS OF SINS AND, IN THIS
STORY FOCUSES ON TOLERANCE.
SO THEREFORE, WHEN THE HORSE IS
RETURNED, THE FARMER DOES NOT TELL THE
GARGOHLANIAN FAMILY THAT THE TWO BOYS
HAD THE HORSE ALL ALONG.
"Faced with a situation in which the first impulse of most people would be to punish the
thieves, the people of this slow-moving, rural Armenian community (which undoubtedly
was modeled on the author's hometown, Fresno, California) do more than recognize that
boys will be boys."
"To insult the honor of the Garoghlanian family would cause
much more trouble than the loss of a horse, disrupting the