» When Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves came out in 1944 we and most of the rest of the world were waging war against tyranny. Howbeit I will be beforehand with him and dispatch him ere he find a chance to harm my lord. In Persia, there lived two brothers. Said she, has Ali Baba gold so plentiful as to measure it? Accordingly I took a can and went to the first vessel, when suddenly I heard a voice within whisper with all caution, 'Is it now time for us to sally forth? Therefore I made the marks on all the other doors in such perfect conformity with those I found, that it would be hard to distinguish amongst them. Ali Baba heard about his brother. Meanwhile the robber told his comrades his tale of adventure and how he had found the clue, so the captain and with him all the band went one after other by different ways till they entered the city, and he who had placed the mark on Ali Baba's door accompanied the chief to point out the place. When Amara walks into the garden, Ali recognizes her as his lost love, and with his re-awakened feelings for her he decides to release her without waiting for her father.
Rest thee in patience until the days of thy widowhood be accomplisht, after which time I will take thee to wife, and thou shalt live in comfort and happiness. So they all returned as they had come. Although I had heard versions of this story before, this was the first time I had heard the whole story. In order to dispose of the merchandise, when he had thus amassed them together, he took a warehouse, which happened to be opposite to Kasims, which Ali Babas son had occupied since the death of his uncle. Moreover, make thee ready a somewhat of broth overnight, that I may drink it after my return home. I don't exactly know what I was expecting when I opened up this picturebook.
However, when he went into the army, the role was taken by. Then, she finds an old tailor known as Baba Mustafa whom she pays, blindfolds, and leads to Cassim's house. They borrowed my balance to weigh out ashrafis? Look now into all the jars, one by one from first to last. The troop, to the number of forty, well mounted and armed, came to the foot of the rock on which the tree stood, and there dismounted. The treasure is in a cave, the mouth of which is sealed by magic. He was amazed by all the gold, silk, jewels and gold crowns piled up. Now Kasim had a slave girl shrewd and sharp-witted, Morgiana hight.
The American Orientalist discovered an Arabic-language manuscript of the story at the ; however, this was later found to be a counterfeit. Now that's a story I could see making a good retelling. 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. Meanwhile Morgiana did as her master had bidden her. He hath such heaps of gold that he must needs weigh his moneys with scales, whilst thou, forsooth, art satisfied to count thy coin. When he returned from the baths he was very much surprised to see the oil jars, and to learn that the merchant was not gone with the mules.
The bride turns out to be Amara , Cassim's daughter, who is to be wed to the Khan in order to solidify Cassim's somewhat shaky standing with the Mongols. At last the door opened again, and the Forty Thieves came out. When their leader comes to rouse his men, he discovers that they are dead, and escapes. The real hero of this tale is Morgiana, the servant girl who manages to both outsmart everyone else and get to stick a knife into the bad guy, killing him without help. Besides which, he espied coins golden and silvern without measure or account, some piled upon the ground and others bound in learthern bags and sacks.
And after a delay of three days, shortly before nightfall they arose, and oversmearing all the jars with oil of mustard, each hid him inside an empty vessel. And suddenly, drawing the poniard from her belt, she brandished it and paced from side to side, a spectacle which pleased them most of all. When the thieves return to find they have been duped, the Captain kills the man who had found the house, and sends another thief to find it. Based on how the story goes one wonders if the title should really include Ali Baba despite he was wrong for the most part and owed his life to a slave more than once. And he sat upon a branch whence he could descry everything beneath him whilst none below could catch a glimpse of him above, and that tree grew close beside a rock which towered high abovehead.
He said the magic words and entered. 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. He was very excited and he filled up his sack with all the treasures. Baba Mustapha was seated with an awl in his hand, just going to work. Unbeknownst to them, Cassim's wife puts a blob of wax in the scales to find out what Ali Baba is using them for, as she is curious to know what kind of grain her impoverished brother-in-law needs to measure. One day Ali Babas son and Khoja Hoseyn met by appointment, took their walk, and as they returned, Ali Babas son led Khoja Hoseyn through the street where his father lived, and when they came to the house, stopped and knocked at the door. Long while they stayed within the cave whilst Ali Baba was constrained to abide perched upon the tree, reflecting that if he came down peradventure the band might issue forth that very moment and seize him and slay him.
Kasini gave up all hope of the life which he by his greed and envy had so sore imperilled. But the unhappy ran full tilt against the captain, who stood in front of the band, and felled him to the ground, whereupon a robber standing near his chief at once bared his brand and with one cut clave Kasim clean in twain. On the morrow, which is Friday, shut thy shop as do all merchants of repute; then, after the early meal, take Khwajah Hasan to smell the air,and as thou walkest lead him hither unawares; meanwhile I will give orders that Morgiana shall make ready for his coming the best of viands and all necessaries for a feast. I loved hearing Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, how cool that the hero was a woman, I wasn't aware of that. The Forty Thieves, on their return to the cave, were much astonished to find Cassim's body gone and some of their money-bags. Once Ali Baba is asleep, the thieves plan to kill him. The thief left his forty jars in a long row in the courtyard.
Alarmed at this, they galloped full speed to the cave. Your supper will be spoiled, if I keep it back so long. Yes Ali Baba a hard worker came upon great fortune, but he did so by stealing just like the forty thieves did. In the meantime, the robber rejoined his troop in the forest, and recounted to them his success; expatiating upon his good fortune in meeting so soon with the only person who could inform him of what he wanted to know. The Captain thanked him, and bade him show him the house he had marked.
The boy Scotty Beckett grows up to be Jon Hall and seeks refuge among the band of thieves who have that legendary magic cave where they hide out and stash their loot that opens with the words 'open sesame'. I will go and order Morgiana to provide a supper. Therefore you must do me the favor to stay. The townfolk must surely have heard tidings of these matters. A certain bondswoman led me to a place which I know right well, and there she bandaged my eyes and guided me to some tenement and lastly carried me into a darkened room where lay the dead body dismembered. In any case, the earliest known text of the story is Galland's French version. She then told Abdallah, her fellow slave, to set on the pot to make some broth for her master, who had gone to bed.