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Author: Wilhelm Hauff
ISBN-13:9781144862129
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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. 1881 Excerpt: ...there's abundance of fighting with lance, with bow, and with sword. Now in this town a tournament is held weekly by the most noble youths of the place. But only such as are richly clad, and, above all, only free-born citizens, may enter the lists, not any servant or slave from the bazaar. So that if you could only manage to procure for me each week a horse, some weapons, and a suit of clothes; and if, in order that my face might not be recognised" "Your wish is the wish of a noble young fellow," said the Fairy. "Your mother's father was the most valiant man in all Syria, and his spirit seems to have come down to you. "Take note of this house; here every week you shall find awaiting you a steed and two mounted attendants; also wearing apparel, swords and lances, such as you may need. I will give you, too, a lotion for your face that shall change it completely, so that none may know you again. And now, Said, farewell! Be patient, and wise, and good. When six months are past, your whistle will sound, and, Zulima hearing it, will be ready to obey its call." Full of gratitude, the youth bade adieu to his wonderful protectress. He took care accurately to remember both house and street, and then went back to the bazaar. As he got there he found that he was just in time to save his master from a very unpleasant dilemma. There was a great crowd round the shop; boys were dancing in circles about the merchant, jeering at him and mocking him, while older folk looked on and laughed. He himself stood outside his stall, shaking with rage and seemingly in great confusion, with a vei) in one hand and a shawl in the other. This strange scene was owing to something which had occurred in Said's absence. In place of his handsome attendant, Kalum hi...
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