Who is this strange man, said she, who eats no salt with his meat? But the woman whom Ali Baba had married was poor and needy; they lived, therefore, in a mean hovel and Ali Baba eked out a scanty livelihood by the sale of fuel which he daily collected in the jungle and carried about the town to the Bazar upon his three asses. He dressed himself carefully, and went into the town, where he took lodgings in an inn. In yonder shed are many jars of oil: go now and take as much soever as thou listest. He led them through the streets till he came to Ali Babas door where he was sitting after supper to take the air. Q: As you are the direct manufacturer, can I order one or two samples from you9 A: Yes, we also support sample orders. Ali Baba found his brother's body and returned it to Cassim's wife for burial.
The next day, the thieves came to get Ali Baba. The next morning, at daybreak, Marjaneh went to an old cobbler whom she knew to be always early at his stall, and bidding him goodmorrow, put a piece of gold into his hand, saying: Baba Mustafa, you must bring with you your sewing tackle, and come with me; but I must tell you, I shall blindfold you when you come to such a place. Ali Baba brings the body home where he entrusts Morgiana, a clever slave-girl from Cassim's household, with the task of making others believe that Cassim has died a natural death. She filled her oil pot, went back to the kitchen, and, having lit her lamp, went again to the oil jar and filled a large kettle full of oil. When the 40 thieves return that night, they cannot identify the correct house, and their leader kills the unsuccessful thief in a furious rage. At last, the leader of the thieves goes and looks himself. To her shock, she finds a gold coin sticking to the scales and tells her husband.
When the thieves are gone, Ali Baba enters the cave himself and discreetly takes a single bag of gold coins home. Your supper will be spoiled if I keep it back so long. Kasims wife stayed at home mourning, uttering lamentable cries with the women of the neighbourhood, who came, according to custom, during the funeral, and, joining their lamentations with hers, filled the quarter far and near with sounds of grief. Whence has he all this wealth? Followed by his men, he strode towards a rocky mountain nearby. As for Kasims shop, he intrusted it entirely to the management of his eldest son.
When the nineteen mules were loaded with thirty-seven robbers in jars, and the jar of oil, the captain set out with them, and reached the town by the dusk of the evening. Wifey, replied Ali Baba, you do not know what you undertake, when you pretend to count the money; you will never have done. This sprawling collection is set in a highly original frame story: in order to avoid being killed by the sadistic King Shahryar, who takes a new wife each night only to murder them in the morning, Scheherazade weaves a series of compelling stories, ending each one on a cliffhanger so that her husband will want to keep her alive to hear the rest. There, overnight, the tailor stitches the pieces of Cassim's body back together so that no one will be suspicious. When she had thus attired herself, she said to Abd-Allah: Take your tabor, and let us go and divert our master and his sons friend, as we do sometimes when he is alone. After Baba Mustafa had finished his task, she blindfolded him again, gave him the third piece of gold as she had promised, and recommending secrecy to him, carried him back to the place where she first bound his eyes, pulled off the bandage, and let him go home, but watched him that he returned towards his stall, till he was quite out of sight, for fear he should have the curiosity to return and follow her. Ali Baba consistently steals from the cave, and allows the greed of others to threaten his safety.
However, the story is very different from the original Ali Baba story, particularly Cassim's new role as Aladdin's father and the King of Thieves. So, after much consultation and many warnings, he left the slave-girl and departed home driving his ass before him. One day, Ali Baba is cutting firewood in the forest, cursing his poor fortune, he caught sight of an approaching band of thieves, saddled with loot. There is nothing to prove that Ali Baba is not a European folk-tale turned into Arabic by Gallands Syrian munshi. Do not be angry, Marjaneh, replied Ali Baba. He assured the captain, with an oath, that he had marked but one, and could not tell who had chalked the rest, so that he could not distinguish the house which the cobbler had stopped at. whereupon the door opened.
Then he stood before the door, and pronouncing the words, Shut, Simsim! In fact, she is story's true hero, not only because of her cleverness but also because of her loyalty. When it boiled she went and poured enough oil into every jar to stifle and kill the robber inside. When this was done, Ali Baba hid the jars and weapons; and as he had no occasion for the mules, he sent them at different times to be sold in the market by his slave. I question, even if it were somewhat lighter, whether you could see to stitch. As soon as Ali Baba had fared forth Morgiana went quickly to a druggist's shop; and, that she might the better dissemble with him and not make known the matter, she asked of him a drug often administered to men when diseased with dangerous distemper. He therefore acquainted his father, Ali Baba, with his wish to invite him in return.
Morgiana heard and saw all this, and, rejoicing at her success, went to bed and fell asleep. Burton, , Shammar edition, vol. It was to preserve, not to ruin you, answered Marjaneh; for see here, continued she, opening the pretended Khoja Hoseyns garment, and shewing the dagger, what an enemy you had entertained! Unbeknownst to Ali, she puts a blob of wax in the scales to find out what Ali is using them for, as she is curious to know what kind of grain her impoverished brother-in-law needs to measure. An interesting parallel can be drawn between Ali Baba and the robber captain; are they really that different? The captain, finding that their design had proved abortive, went directly to their place of rendezvous, and told his troop that they had lost their labor, and must return to their cave. At the years end, when he found they had not made any attempt to disturb him, he resolved to make another journey.
O my master, answered she, God preserve you and your family. At daybreak Ali Baba arose, and, seeing the oil jars still there, asked why the merchant had not gone with his mules. When his brother does not come back, Ali Baba goes to the cave to look for him, and finds the body, quartered and with each piece displayed just inside the entrance of the cave to discourage any similar attempts in the future. He then told them his contrivance; and as they approved of it, ordered them to go into the villages about, and buy nineteen mules, with thirty-eight large leather jars, one full of oil, and the others empty. After this she returned hurriedly home and with the help of Ali Baba washed the body, in warm water and donning the shroud lay the corpse upon a clean place ready for burial.
Furthermore, the city guard is alerted and arrest the disoriented thieves as they emerge from their containers. In the meantime, Kasims wife was very uneasy, when night came, and her husband was not returned. Cassim visits him in private and discovers Ali's true identity, but keeps the knowledge to himself. The Captain now resolved to go himself, but, wiser than the others, he did not mark the house, but looked at it so closely that he could not fail to remember it. The next day, another thief revisits Baba Mustafa and tries again. He pulled out a piece of gold, and putting it into Baba Mustafas hand, said to him: I do not want to learn your secret, though you might safely trust me with it.
Ali Baba knocked at the door, which was opened by Morgiana, a clever, intelligent slave, who was fruitful in inventions to meet the most difficult circumstances. Then they mounted their horses, and went to beat the roads again, and to attack the caravans they might meet. All the robbers listened to him with the utmost satisfaction. Morgiana senses something fishy, and hatches a plan. So the handmaiden rose and with oil-can in hand walked to the shed where stood the leathern jars all ranged in rows. Ali Baba's son did not choose to lie under such obligation to Cogia Houssain; but was so much straitened for want of room in his house that he could not entertain him. However, the thief is recognized by Morgiana, who performs a with a dagger for the diners and plunges it into the thief's heart, when he is off his guard.