Trembling with fear, Ali Baba climbed down the tree. Whence has he all this wealth? So she took the oil-pot, and went into the yard; when as she came nigh the first jar, the robber within said softly, Is it time? She then told Abdallah, her fellow slave, to set on the pot to make some broth for her master, who had gone to bed. My master took this fellow in believing him to he an oil merchant, but lo! He was not long before he reached the rock, and found out the place, by the tree and other marks which his brother had given him. What to do she did not know, for the broth must be made. When it boiled she went and poured enough oil into every jar to stifle and kill the robber inside. She stood awhile deep in thought, and presently divined that some enemy had made the signs that he might recognize the house and play some sleight upon her lord. But when his rich and greedy brother attempts a grander raid, he is murdered by the thieves--who then go after Ali Baba.
However, when he went into the army, the role was taken by. But the woman whom Ali Baba had married was poor and needy. He went to the cave, took his brother, and he buried him in a nice place. Say quickly what hath happened. For this purpose he returned to the town, and took a lodging in a Khan, and disguised himself as a merchant in silks. In every jar the same sight presented itself, till he came to the one ,vhich had contained the oil. There is plenty of oil out in the yard.
I also will fare thither. She made what haste she could to fill her oil-pot, and returned into her kitchen, where, as soon as she had lighted her lamp, she took a great kettle, went again to the oil-jar, filled the kettle, set it on a large wood fire, and as soon as it boiled, went and poured enough into every jar to stifle and destroy the robber within. He walked up and down, till accidentally he came to Baba Mustapha's stall, which was always open before any of the shops. A few days later the nuptials were celebrated ,vith great joy and solemnity, and the union thus auspiciously com- menced was productive of as much happiness as lies within the po,ver of mortals to secure. His hand was shaking like a leaf, as he picked up a gold coin. Trouble not thyself on any wise, but leave the matter in my hands. So saying, he put another piece of gold into his hand.
and was much amazed to find that the door remained fast shut. 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. She now saw that her master, thinking to entertain an oil merchant, had let thirty-eight robbers into his house. On this wise having destroyed them utterly, I returned to the kitchen and having extinguished the lamps stood by the window watching what might happen, and how that false merchant would act next. The story has been told in many versions, with slight variations in title and detail. In the meantime, Cassim's wife was very uneasy when night came, and her husband was not returned. When he stood within the cave, its door had closed upon him, yet he was not dismayed, since he had kept in memory the magical words, and he took no heed of the precious stuffs around him, but applied himself only and wholly to the sacks of ashrafis.
Here the remains of the thirty-seven robbers were laid side by side, the trench was filled again, and the ground made level. He saw rich bales of merchandise -- silk, stuff-brocades, all piled together, and gold and silver in heaps, and money in leather purses. It so chanced one day when the robbers, as was their wont, came to the treasurecave that they marvelled exceedingly to find nor sign nor trace of Kasim's body whilst they observed that much of gold had been carried off. 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. The elder, however, presently took to himself a wife, the daughter of an opulent merchant; so that when his father-in-law fared to the mercy of Almighty Allah, he became owner of a large shop filled with rare goods and costly wares and of a storehouse stocked with precious stuffs; likewise of much gold that was buried in the ground. Prithee tell it to me, and set my heart at ease. Once again, Morgiana is not fooled; when she goes out to borrow some oil, she discovers the men in the jars, and boils oil from the final jar, killing them with it.
Only come along with me, and fear nothing. Scarce had an hour passed before the captain woke from sleep and, opening wide his window, saw that all was dark and silent. Within a couple of days he had secured all the mules and jars that were requisite, and having disposed of his troop according to the pre-arranged plan, he drove his train of well-laden mules to the gates of the city, through which he passed just before sunset. In the evening Marjaneh went to the same druggists again, and with tears in her eyes, asked for an essence which they used to give to sick people only when at the last extremity. Moreover, he observed that they were forty in number.
She veiled her face with a costly kerchief, around her head she bound a fine turban, and about her middle she tied a waistcloth worked with gold and silver, wherein she stuck a dagger whose hilt was rich in filigree and jewelry. Not long after, Morgiana, whose eyes nothing could escape, went out, and seeing the red chalk, and arguing with herself as she had done before, marked the other neighbors' houses in the same place and manner. He told him he should be welcome, and immediately opened his gates for the mules to go into the yard. But hush thee, speak not aloud, lest haply the neighbors learn the secret and it end in our confusion. The guide was so confounded that he knew not what answer to make, and when they returned he was at once beheaded for having failed. At last, she snatched the tabor from Abd-Allah with her left hand, and holding the dagger in her right, presented the other side of the tabor, after the manner of those who get a livelihood by dancing, and solicit the liberality of the spectators.
. Examining all the jars, one after another, he found that all his gang were dead; and, enraged to despair at having failed in his design, he forced the lock of a door that led from the yard to the garden, and climbing over the walls, made his escape. How then can I sit down at your table if I must reject everything that is set before me? Lesson Summary Ali Baba was a poor man in the story of 'Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves' who discovered a cave with a secret password where thieves kept all their riches, so he stole some gold and told his brother, Cassim. The removal of the body, and the loss of some of the money, plainly shews that the man whom we killed had an accomplice; and for our own lives sake we must try and find him. Once Ali Baba is asleep, the thieves plan to kill him. In examining the cave, he was in great admiration to find much more riches than he had expected from Ali Baba's relation.
He prospered in every undertaking and Time smiled upon him and a new source of wealth was opened to him. The thieves in the jars screamed, and then they all died. In fact, she is story's true hero, not only because of her cleverness but also because of her loyalty. Baba Mustapha plied his task according to the compact, asking no question. Thou seest now yon Khwajah Hasan sought thy friendship only that he might find opportunity to take my life, but this maiden with her good sense and her wisdom hath slain him and saved us. He observed it with attention, and distinguished soon after a body of horsemen, whom he suspected might be robbers. The question was, What could they do to put an end to their present insecurity? Then coming out they closed the hoard door and rode away upon their wonted work.