A Selection of Stories from Alif Laila Wa Laila: The Arabian Nights' Entertainment

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Ginn & Company, 1892 - 366 pages
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Page 239 - There is no strength nor power but in God ! the High ! the Great ! We will go to the walee, and acquaint him.
Page 223 - There is no strength nor power but in God, the High, the Great ! O God ! O our Lord ! O thou liberal of pardon ! O thou most bountiful of the most bountiful ! O God ! Amen !" They were then silent for three or four minutes ; and again recited the Fa't'hhah ; but silently.
Page 352 - O my brother, when I went forth from thee, I inadvertently left the door open, and probably the Devil went in to thee.13 Abu-1-Hasan replied, Inquire not respecting that which happened to me. And what possessed thee, he added, that thou leftest the door open, so that the Devil came in to me, and that such and such things...
Page 92 - There is, upon the summit of the mountain, a cupola of brass supported by ten columns, and upon the top of this cupola is a horseman upon a horse of brass, having in his hand a brazen spear, and upon his breast suspended a tablet of lead, upon •which are engraved mysterious names and talismans...
Page 9 - I am, therefore, in fear for thee, and so I have given thee advice ; and peace be on thee ! When the bull heard these words of the ass, he thanked him, and said, To-morrow I will go with alacrity ; so he ate the whole of his fodder, and even licked the manger. Their master, meanwhile, was listening to their conversation. On...
Page 257 - While they were thus conversing, lo, two women, beggars, came in to him, and they were his mother and sister ; and when he beheld them, he gave them the bread that was at his head, and they slept by him the next night ; but he knew them not. And on the following day, the people of the village came to him, bringing a camel, and said to its owner, Convey this sick person on the camel, and when...
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Page 21 - Wherefore wouldst thou kill me? and what requires thy killing me, when I have liberated thee from the bottle, and rescued thee from the bottom of the sea, and brought thee up upon the dry land? — The 'Efreet answered, Choose what kind of death thou wilt die, and in what manner thou shalt be killed.
Page 266 - He then looked at his beard, and saw that the white eclipsed the black ; and he reflected that hoariness was the monitor of death. Now his wife knew the time of his coming, and she used to wash and prepare herself to receive him ; and when he came home to her that day...
Page 164 - He who hath not seen Cairo hath not seen the world : its soil is gold; its Nile is a wonder; its women are like the black-eyed virgins of Paradise; its houses are palaces; and its air is temperate; its odour surpassing that of aloes-wood, and cheering the heart: and how can Cairo be otherwise when it is the metropolis of the world...

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