Sinbad the Sailor - and other stories from the Arabian Nights (Illustrated by Edmund Dulac) [NOOK Book]

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IN the time of Harun-er-Rashid there was, in Baghdad, a rich merchant named Sinbad the Sailor, the source of whose wealth was a mystery. It seemed to be inexhaustible. For long seasons he kept open house, and his entertainments were the most magnificent of all save only those of Er-Rashid himself. All that riches could buy seemed at his disposal, and he lavished the good things of this life upon his guests. Pages, slaves and attendants there were in great number; his garden was spacious and beautiful, and his ...
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Sinbad the Sailor - and other stories from the Arabian Nights (Illustrated by Edmund Dulac)

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IN the time of Harun-er-Rashid there was, in Baghdad, a rich merchant named Sinbad the Sailor, the source of whose wealth was a mystery. It seemed to be inexhaustible. For long seasons he kept open house, and his entertainments were the most magnificent of all save only those of Er-Rashid himself. All that riches could buy seemed at his disposal, and he lavished the good things of this life upon his guests. Pages, slaves and attendants there were in great number; his garden was spacious and beautiful, and his house was filled with every costly luxury.
This Sinbad the Sailor has a story to tell—the story of his life—but he never told it to any until, one day, there came to him one Sinbad the Landsman, a man of poor and humble birth. This man pleased him greatly with an apt recitation dealing with the widely different lots dispensed by God to men, and, being pleased, he was struck with the happy conceit that, now Sinbad the Sailor was at last confronted with Sinbad the Landsman, it would be no bad thing were he to narrate the story of his life so that all might know his strange adventures and conjecture no longer as to the source of his fabulous wealth.
Accordingly Sinbad the Sailor held seven receptions on seven different days, and, although on each occasion a multitude of guests was assembled to listen, he failed not to address his words from first to last to his simple listener,Sinbad the Landsman. Following is his narration of the strange and wonderful adventures he experienced in his seven voyages...
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940150265271
  • Publisher: Didactic Press
  • Publication date: 1/11/2015
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

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