Arabian Nights Entertainments; Consisting of One Thousand and One Stories, Told by the Sultaness of the Indies, Translated from the French of M. Galla

Arabian Nights Entertainments; Consisting of One Thousand and One Stories, Told by the Sultaness of the Indies, Translated from the French of M. Galla

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1785 edition. Excerpt: ...and there was not one os them which was not full of golddust. He came out of the cave, rejoicing that he had found such a vast treasurei he put the brais-plate on the ttiir-case, and rooted up the tree, previous 'the people over whom you are to reign.' Prince Camaralzaman would not he out-done in generosity by the gardener; they had a long difpute abou? wLo (hould resuse it, for neither of them would have it from the other. At last, the prince solemnly protested that he would have none of it, unless the gardener would divide it with him, and take half. The good man consented to it, to please the prince; so they parted it hetween them, which amounted to twenty-five urns each. Hiving thus divided it--' Son, ' seid the gardener to the prince, ' it is r.ot 'enough that you have got this trea sure; we must now contrive to carry 'it so privately on board a (hip, that 'nobody may know any thing of the 'matter, otherwife you will run the 'rilque of losing it. There are noolives 'in the ille of Eiiene, and those which 'are exported hence area good com'modity therei you know I have plenty 'of them, take what you will; sill fifty 'pots, half with the gold-dust, and 'half with olives; which heing a com mon merchandize from this city to 'that ifland, none will mistrust that there is any thing but olives in the 'pots.' The counsel was good, and Camaralzaman followed it. The rest of the day was taken up by him and the old man in packing up the gold and the olives in the fifty pots; and the prince, fearing the talifman (hould come bv anv ill accident again, he caresully put it up in one os the pots, distingui(hing it from the others by a particular mark. When they were all ready to he (hipped, the prince retired into the gardener's hut with him; and difcourfing..show more

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  • Paperback | 420 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 744g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236640144
  • 9781236640147