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 dinner, Marjaneh performed a dance with daggers to entertain the guest. Analysis This story was also added to the collection by Antoine Galland in the 18th century, and remains one of the most popular of the tales. Look into all the other jars. You will be better informed of what you wish to know when you have seen what I have to show you, if you will follow me.
Again Morgiana foils the plan by making similar chips in all the other doorsteps. Therefore, without showing the least surprise or trouble, he confessed all, and offered his brother part of his treasure to keep the secret. Ali Baba stayed forty days at home in ceremonial lamentation for the loss of his brother; so none within the town save himself and his wife Kasim's widow and Morgiana knew aught about the secret. When he had loaded them with the bags, he laid wood over them in such a manner that they could not be seen. Ali Baba gave him food and a bed and a stable for his donkeys.
Then with my heart at rest I slept. Moreover, he observed that they were forty in number. Ali Baba's son was, from his vicinity, one of the first to converse with Cogia Houssain, who strove to cultivate his friendship more particularly. Since this is actually a story without a whole lot of action part of the story is almost more like a chess game being played between Morgiana and the thieves , those moments are extremely important. 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. Now let me dig a hole wherein to hide this treasure that none may know its secret.
The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. Then he returns to the house disguised as an oil merchant in need of lodging for the night. The casting of Katch who incidentally in real life was Jewish played any number of Nazi thug types during and after the war. But the woman whom Ali Baba had married was poor and needy. 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. The thief is recognized by Morgiana, who performs a dance with a dagger for the diners and plunges it into the heart of the thief when he is off his guard.
About The Thousand and One Nights The Thousand and One Nights is a collection of tales which originated in India and the Middle East, before being translated into numerous European languages and gaining popularity around the world from the 18 th century onwards. Cassim goes to the cave and enters with the magic words, but in his greed and excitement over the treasures forgets the magic words to get back out again. Morgiana heard and saw all this, and, rejoicing at her success, went to bed and fell asleep. Otherwise I will go and inform against you, and then you will not only get no more, but will lose all you have, and I shall have a share for my information. Ali Baba was fortunate that he made it out alive, good he had a good memory.
He did not stay long; the loneliness of the gloomy cavern became frightful to him. But forasmuch as they were near-hand and he could not escape from out the forest, he drove his animals laden with the fuel into a byway of the bushes and swarmed up a thick trunk of a huge tree to hide himself therein. And when the forty days of mourning were ended Ali Baba removed to his own quarters all the property belonging to the deceased and openly married the widow. Instead, he treated Ali Baba, his wife and son badly. And now I will tell thee what he was and what hath happened, but meanwhile thou art fresh from the hammam and thou shouldst first drink somewhat of this broth for thy stomach's and thy health's sake.
First she stood before Ali Baba who threw a gold coin into the tambourine, and his nephew likewise put in an Ashrafi; then Khwajah Hasan, seeing her about to approach him, fell to pulling out his purse, when she heartened her heart and quick as the blinding leven she plunged the dagger into his vitals, and forthwith the miscreant fell back stone-dead. Despite my years, my eyesight is so keen that only yesterday I sewed together a dead body whilst sitting in a room quite darkened. Hence he knew that his plot to murder Ali Baba and plunder his house was discovered. Not long after I had taken my station, the robber captain awoke and ofttimes signaled to his thieves. It does contain violence, but it is neither gruesome nor overly-scary. The second thief is killed for his stupidity as well.
The leader filled the fortieth jar with oil. Here, noting the work of his predecessor, he affixed to the jamb a mark with red chalk, the better to distinguish it from the others, whereon still showed the white. They drove away the mules, who strayed through the forest so far, that they were soon out of sight, and then, with naked sabres in their hands, they approached the door, which, on their captain pronouncing the proper words, immediately opened. At some distance they saw Cassim's mules straggling about the rock, with great chests on their backs. He found by their example that their heads were not so good as their hands on such occasions; and therefore resolved to take upon himself the important commission. Thus the captain and his troop were forced to retire a second time, and much more dissatisfied; while the robber, who had been the author of the mistake, underwent the same punishment. This time, he memorizes every detail he can of the exterior of Ali Baba's house.