Alibaba and 40 thieves. The Arabian Nights: One Thousand and One Nights “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” Summary and Analysis 2019-02-09

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The Tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves: A Story from the Arabian Nights by Anonymous

alibaba and 40 thieves

” Every man at once went and bridled his horse, fastened his wallet, and mounted again; and when the captain saw them all ready, he put himself at their head, and returned the way they had come. Ali Baba climbed into a tree to escape detection, fearing correctly that they were thieves. Then, reaching the cave, the captain and his troop dismounted, and going up to the door, repeated the formula, and at once it flew open. The thieves retreat into Mount Sesame. Remember, there is a price on our heads. Ali Baba and his elder brother Cassim are the sons of a merchant.

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Alibaba and 40 Thieves

alibaba and 40 thieves

Cassim was married to a rich wife and lived in plenty, while Ali Baba had to maintain his wife and children by cutting wood in a neighboring forest and selling it in the town. She whom you serve will soon be Queen of Baghdad. I begin to see now. Under the nose of my own guards they ride into Baghdad to rescue the only member of their band we've ever captured. Their father divided a small inheritance equally between them. Then with my heart at rest I slept.

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Alibaba and 40 Thieves

alibaba and 40 thieves

The robber, on his return to his company, valued himself much on the precaution he had taken, which he looked upon as an infallible way of distinguishing Ali Baba's house from the others; and the captain and all of them thought it must succeed. He put as much gold into his saddle-bag as his horse would carry, and returned to town. Baba Mustapha was seated with an awl in his hand, just going to work. So the handmaiden rose, and with oil can in hand walked to the shed where stood the leathern jars all ranged in rows. In due time Ali Baba married his brother's son to Morgiana with great pomp, and spread a bride feast in most sumptuous fashion for his friends and neighbors, and made merry with them and enjoyed singing and all manner of dancing and amusements.

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Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves Kids Story

alibaba and 40 thieves

Even a blind Mongol would know us. The Captain put one of his men, fully armed, into each, rubbing the outside of the jars with oil from the full vessel. Upon discovering the exposure of the original plan, Ali had decided to make a few changes: most of the thieves came disguised in the crowd; some others were hidden in jars which were not brought before the Khan. Trembling with excitement Ali Baba waited till the thieves had left and then entered the cave after saying the magic words. Thus the matter was hushed up, nor did it reach the ears of any. Marjaneh, remembering ‘Ali Baba’s orders, got his bathing linen ready, and ordered ‘Abd-Allah to set on the pot for the broth; but while it was preparing the lamp went out, and there was no more oil in the house. On the other hand from Morgiana: Ali Baba, the namesake of this story, is an utter fool.


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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944)

alibaba and 40 thieves

I shall not fail to remember thy brave deed so long as breath in me remaineth. There's no better way to serve me. But if we succeed, they will live as a free people once more. This tale addresses the traditional story issues of obtaining rewards for good behavior and pun This tale takes readers back in time to ancient Persia where Ali Baba finds the hiding spot for the treasure stolen by a band of thieves. ” After this he returned into the house, when Marjaneh, taking up a light, conducted him to his chamber.

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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves from the 1001 Nights

alibaba and 40 thieves

He could not sleep all that night, and went to him in the morning before sunrise. So when he had clean disappeared I was assured that, the door being double-locked, he had scaled the wall and dropped into the garden and made his escape. Tie him up by the thumbs, that'll take the spirit out of him! For some days indeed have I had inkling of such matter, but withheld it from thee deeming it inexpedient to risk the chance of its meeting the neighbours' ears; now, however, there is no help but to tell thee thereof. Be gentle with her, she's wild and headstrong. When he reached the entrance of the cavern, he pronounced the words, “Open Simsim! He does not count his money, but measures it. But how do I know you've not come from the Khan? I liked the story because it provides an interesting tale that has some violence, romance, misfortunes and cunning outsmarting actions.


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Alibaba and 40 Thieves

alibaba and 40 thieves

His first minor slip comes in inadvertently allowing his brother and his wife to discover his possession of gold, which leads to the whole issue in the first place. Come, let me blind your eyes at the same place. The most rewarding thing he did in the story was granting Morgiana her freedom, offering his son to marry her and I guess taking his brother's wife as his. But I will lead you against the Mongols. In a moment, I said. I said we would never be apart.

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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves from the 1001 Nights

alibaba and 40 thieves

And you, Jamiel, you must stay with him, your heart is there. He then pointed out an empty shed wherein to tether the mules, and bade one of the slave-boys go fetch grain and water. It is best we keep him with us. He condemned himself, acknowledging that he ought to have taken better precaution, and prepared to receive the stroke from him who was appointed to cut off his head. Ali Baba did not wait for his sister-in-law to desire him to go to see what was become of Cassim, but departed immediately with his three asses, begging of her first to moderate her grief. She is strong, resourceful, and calm in the face of danger, performing all the clever feats we would expect a male hero to. Ignominious son of a camel! My son, the future of Baghdad depends upon thisjourney.

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