The Tales of the Genii or the Delightful Lessons of Horam, the Son of Asmar Volume 1

The Tales of the Genii or the Delightful Lessons of Horam, the Son of Asmar Volume 1

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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. 1800 edition. Excerpt: ... It was because the prophet of the saithsul knew, that only evil could arise from the loves of Guzzarat and Kelaun, that he had intended ever to separate them, thereby to bless and prolong the lise of CSnsu, his votary; but smce you have denied Mahomet, your guardian, and sought fellowship with hie Vol. I, L enemies. enemies, therefore he hath suffered them to reply your impious services with such exquisite miseries, by granting you the foolish wishes of your heart. Behold then, thou worshipper of the evil Genii, thou infamous renegade, thou blasphemer of our holy prophet, the desires of thy heart compleated.' As Hassarack spake thus, she again waved her wand, and the robes ot the caliph fell from the sictitious Raalcour, and the form of his face was as the form of Kelaun, the son of the shepherd Cansu. The tortured Cansu looked with amaze on his metamorphosed son; nor was Kelaun less astonished, when recovering his former shape and memory, he perceived that his cruelties had been directed against his father and mother. 'O cursed Giuaraha, ' said the faultering Cansu, ' thou hast indeed joined Kelaun with the haughty Guzzarat. Thy promise is sulsilled, and. Cansu falls a prey to the follies of his own short-sighted desires.' As he thus spake, the wretched shepherd expired with his eyes sixed on Kelaun and his imperious mistress; nor did the spirit of his wife survive her husband's melancholy fate. Guzzarat beheld these strange interviews with displeasure; instead of the caliph Raalcour, she found herself tied to her neighbour Kelaun, and herself no longer Sulaness of Bagdat, but again a mean shepherdess of Gabel-el-ared. Her tongue was charged with malice, and her eyes with resentment, but Hassarack had by her magic power stopped all more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236531248
  • 9781236531247