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THE MAGICIAN'S FIRST MEETING WITH ALADDIN.A LADDIN was the son of Mustapha, dying while he was yet very young, hea very poor tailor, in on0 of the spent his whole time in the streets, andrich provinces of China. When the boy his poor mother was obliged to spin cot-was old enough to learn a trade, his fa- ton, night and day, to procure sufficientther took him into his own shop; but of the coarsest fare for their support.Aladdin having been brought up in a She did this the more willingly, as shevery careless manner, loved play more loved him dearly; and always promisedthan w'ork, and neglecting his business, herself, that as her son grew older, ,frequented the company of all sorts of would be ashamed of his idleness,idle boys, and vagabonds. His father become a worthy and industriousThe Baldwin ibrary^1"" I

THE MAGICIAN SENDS ALADDIN INTO THE CAVERN.One day, as Aladdin was playing as magician then artfully inquired of someusual amidst a whole troop of vagabond persons standing near, the name and"boys, a stranger passing by, stood still to character of Aladdin, and their answersobserve him. The stranger was a famous confirmed the opinion he had alreadyAfrican magician, who, having need of formed of his bad habits. The strangerthe assistance of some ignorant person, now pressed in among the crowd of boys,no sooner beheld Aladdin, than he knew, laid his hand on Aladdin's shoulder, andby his appearance, that he was an idle said: "My lad, art thou not the son ofand good-for-nothing boy, and therefore Mustapha, the tailor?"did not mind taking him away. The " Yes, sir," said Aladdin ; " but

4 Aladdin; or, the Wonderful father has been dead these many his head in the greatest confusion. Heyears." could not utter a syllable in his justifi-"Alas!" cried the stranger, "what cation; on the contrary, he felt quiteafflicting tidings! I am thy father's ashamed of himself. His mother wasbrother, child, and have been many years also silent for a few moments, and thentraveling into foreign countries; and replied: " Indeed, it almost breaks mynow that I expected to be happy at heart to be obliged to tell you, brother,home, I find him dead! " that Aladdin, though now fifteen yearsAladdin, who had never heard of any of age, minds nothing but play; and allbrother of his father, stood like one stu- that I can earn is scarcely sufficient topefied, till his pretended uncle pulled get us bread. I almost despair of anyout two pieces of gold, and gave them to future amendment; and should I die,him, bidding him run home, and desire what will become of him?"his mother to get a supper ready, as he The poor old woman burst into tears,intended to spend a few hours with his and the magician, turning to Aladdin,beloved sister-in-law, that very evening, said: "This is a sad account, nephew;Aladdin, having pointed out the house, but it is never too late to -mend. Youhastened home with the gold and the must think of getting your own living,tidings to his mother, who was no less and I will assist you to the utmost ofamazed than himself; she had never my power. What think you of keepingheard her husband mention more than one a shop !" Aladdin was overjoyed at thisbrother, and that one was also a tailor, proposition, for he thought there wasand had died before Aladdin was born. very little labor in keeping a shop; andShe could not, however, she thought, he told his uncle he had a greater inclin-doubt the word of a gentleman who had ation to that business than to any other.sent her two pieces of gold, and she went The next morning, early, the magicianjoyfully to market, where she bought set out with Aladdin, and they went toexcellent provisions, and was cooking in a great warehouse, where all sorts ofher best manner, when the magician clothes were sold ready-made. Aladdinknocked at the door. He entered, fol. was equipped in a neat suit, for whichlowed by a porter bringing all kinds of his uncle paid. They then walkedfruits and sweetmeats for the dessert. through the principal streets in the city,Having saluted his dear sister-in-law, looking into the fine shops, and manyas he called her, and having said a rarities, till they came to the extremitygreat many affectionate things of his of the town. As it was a fine day, thedeceased brother, Mustapha, they sat magician proposed that they should con-down to supper; after which, the magi- tinue their walk; and they passedcian, looking round the house, said: through innumerable gardens and fine" My dear sister, it grieves me much to meadows; the magician all the whilesee such an appearance of poverty about telling diverting stories, till they arrivedyou; I hope my nephew, Aladdin, does at the entrance of a narrow valley,his duty to you ? It is time that he should bounded on all sides by lofty and bar-b)e able to supply you with many com- ren mountains. "Dear uncle," criedforts." Aladdin, "where are we going now?At these words, Aladdin hung down see, we have left all the pretty gardens

Aladdin; or, the Wonderful Lamp. 5a long way behind us: pray, let us go Know, Aladdin, that under this stone lieback; pray, let us make haste from this hid treasures, that will make you richerfrightful place." than the greatest monarch on earth, and" No, no," said the magician, seizing of which I alone know how to make youhold of Aladdin's arm, "no going back master." Aladdin forgot the box of theat present. I will show you more won- ear when he heard of the treasures; andderful things than any you have seen he eagerly promised to do whatever heyet, and what no person ever saw be- was desired to perform.fore." Aladdin followed his uncle still "Come, then," said the magician, " takefurther into the valley, till they seemed hold of that brass ring, and lift up theto be surrounded with high and bleak stone."mountains, and had lost all view of the When the stone was pulled up, therecountry behind them. Suddenly, the appeared a deep hollow cave in the earth,magician stood still, and in a rough tone and a narrow flight of steps. " Go,of voice, perfectly unlike his former child," said the magician, " go down intomode of-speaking, commanded Aladdin that cavern. At the bottom of theseto gather together some loose sticks for steps you will find a door open, whicha fire. will lead you into a vaulted place dividedAladdin obeyed' him with trembling, into three great halls, full of silver andand when he 'had collected a large heap, gold coin. Pass through them quickly,the magician set them on fire. Presently for if you touch anything they contain,the blaze rose high; the magician threw you will meet with instant death. At thesome powder into the midst of the fire, end of the third hall you will see a fineand pronounced some mystical words, garden; cross the garden by a path, thatwhich Aladdin did not understand. In- will bring you on a terrace, where youstantly they were surrounded by a thick will see a lighted lamp, standing in asmoke, the earth shook beneath their niche. Take the lamp down, and putfeet, the mountain burst asunder, and out the light; and when you haveexposed a broad flat stone with a large thrown away the wick, and poured outbrass ring fixed very firmly in the middle the oil, put the lamp into your bosom,of it. and bring it to me. If you wish for anyAladdin was now so exceedingly terri- of the fruit of the garden, you mayfled, that he was going to run away; but gather as much as you please."the magician perceiving his design, gave Having said this, the magician drewhim such a box on the ear, that he a ring off his finger, and putting it onknocked him down. Poor Aladdin got Aladdin's, told him it was a preservativeup again, and with tears running down against all evil, if he faithfully obeyedhis cheeks, said: "What have I done, his directions. " Go down boldly, myuncle, that you should use me so very son," he added, " and we shall both becruelly ?" rich and happy all the rest of our lives."" Child," said the magician in a kinder Aladdin jumped into the cave, wenttone of voice, " I did not mean to strike down the steps, and found the three hallsyou so severely. But you must not just as the magician had described them.think of running away from me; I He went through them without touchingbrought you here to do a service for you. them; and crossed the garden without

THE GENI OF THE LAMP APPEARS.stopping, took down the lamp from the these pieces of colored glass were so veryniche, threw out the wick and the oil, pretty that he could not help filling hisand put the lamp into his bosom. As pockets with them as he returned.he came down from the terrace, he was The magician was expecting him atgreatly surprised to observe that the the mouth of the cave, with extremebranches of the trees were loaded, as he impatience.thought, with beautiful pieces of glass " Pray, uncle," said Aladdin, when heof all colors, that dazzled his eyes with came to the top of the stairs, "give metheir lustre; and though he would rather your hand, to assist me in getting out."have found peaches, figs, and grapes, yet "Yes, yes, but give me the lamp

ALADDIN SEES THE PRINCESS GOING TO THE BATH.first," said the magician. " I cannot, the rock shook with thunder, the greatdear uncle, till I am out of this place," stone moved into its place, and Aladdinreplied Aladdin. remained buried alive in this cavern of" Wretch," roared the magician in a treasure. In vain he cried and wrungfury, " deliver it this instant." his hands; his cries could not be heard;The magician's eyes flashed fire. " Vil- the doors of the halls were closed by thelain thou shalt repent thy obstinacy !" same enchantment that had closed thehe exclaimed, stretching out his arm to rock, and he was left to perish in totalstrike Aladdin, when some powder he darkness.held in his hand. dropped into the fire; Aladdin remained in this state two

8 Aladdin; or, the Wonderful Lamp.days without tasting food, and on the "What wouldst thou have ? I am readythird day looked upon death as inevita. to obey thy commands-I and the otheible. Clasping his hands in agony, to slaves of that lamp."think of his own destruction and his Aladdin having seen the former geni,mother's sorrow, he chanced to press the was less frightened than his mother, whoring the magician had put on his finger, fainted away, while he said boldly: "Iand immediately an enormous geni rose am hungry; bring me something to eat."out of the earth, and said: " What The geni disappeared, and presently re-wouldst thou have with me? I am turned with twelve large plates of silver,ready to obey thy commands-I and the full of the most savory meats, six whiteother slaves of that ring." loaves, two bottles of wine, and two sil-Aladdin, trembling with affright, said: ver drinking-cups. Having placed them"Deliver me, I beseech thee, from this all in order on the table, upon which a,place, if thou art able." clean cloth had just been spread, heHe had no sooner spoken these words, vanished.than the earth opened, and he found Aladdin, sprinkling some water on hishimself on the very spot where he had mother, entreated her, as :she recoveredbeen brought by the magician. He re- from her swoon, to arise, and eat of themembered the way he had come, and goodly banquet.made all the haste he could to get back The poor old woman was astonished,to the city; but when he reached his and could not conceive who had furnishedmother's threshold, joy, to find himself such a repast; but Aladdin soon easedat home again, and the fatigue he had her anxiety, by relating to her the man-undergone, overcame his strength, and he ner in which it had been supplied. Theyfainted away at the step of the door. made a hearty meal, and set aside enoughWhen Aladdin had recovered from his to serve them 'for two days, and had been embraced a thousand On the following morning, Aladdintimes by his mother, he hastened to sold one of his silver plates to a Jew, torelate to her all that had befallen him; purchase a few necessaries that wereand then entreated her to bring him wanting to their dwelling. He next wentsome food, as he was almost starved, about among the merchants and shop.Alas the poor old woman had neither keepers, and thereby gained a knowledgefood nor money in the house, for while of men and manners, and greatly imher son had been absent, she had neg- proved himself by their discourse.lected her spinning to run up and down One day, while Aladdin was walkingthe streets in search of him. through the city, he heard a proclama-" Well, mother," said Aladdin, " do not tion commanding all the people to retiremind it. Pray, dry up your tears, and into their houses, as the beautiful prin-reach me the lamp I put upon the shelf cess Balroudour, whom no one must lookjust now, and I will go and sell it." The upon, was coming to the public baths.old woman took down the lamp, and Poor Aladdin was a long way from home;thinking it would sell better if it were people were running this way and that,cleaner, she began to rub it with sand. and he was quite at a loss where to go;Instantly a hideous geni stood before and hearing the drums and trumpets thather, and said, in a voice like thunder, preceded the princess approaching, he ran

Aladdin; or, the Wonderful Lamf. 9into a large hall and hid himself behind up carefully in two napkins, the poor olda curtain. Now it happened that this woman set out for the sultan's palacevery hall was the entrance to the baths; with a heavy heart, fearing she shouldand as soon as the princess passed the be punished for her presumption. Beinggate, she pulled off her vail, thinking she come to the divan, where the sultan waswas only surrounded by her own slaves, administering justice, she placed herselfwhich permitted Aladdin to see the opposite the throne, and waited in silenceprincess, as well as those beside her. till her turn should come to be called for-Her uncommon beauty made such an im- ward. When the court was nearly empty,pression on him, that he could think of the vizier bade her approach. She in-nothing else for many days afterward, stantly fell on her knees, and besoughtand neglected his meals. At length he the sultan's pardon, who commanded hercould not conceal his love any longer, to speak on, and fear nothing. She then" Mother," said he, "I love the princess related the story of her son's falling inBalroudour to distraction, and you must love with the princess, and the advicedemand her for me in marriage of the she had given, stopping at every threesultan." words to entreat the sultan'.forgiveness,The old woman left off spinning to gaze who only smiled, and asked what wasupon her son, who she concluded was tied up in the napkin. She presentedmad; but upon his repeating that he was the dish to the vizier, who handed it toresolved to be the husband of the lovely the sultan.princess, she could not forbear bursting When the dish was uncovered, theinto a loud laugh, and bid him remember sultan actually stared with surprise, forhe was the son of Mustapha, the tailor, he had never before seen jewels of suchand no prince or governor, who alone a size and luster. "Your son," said he,could pretend to be the son-in-law to the " can be no ordinary person, if he can af-sultan. ford to make such presents as these. Go," Mother," said Aladdin, "I am not so bring your son hither, and, if he realizespoor as you imagine. Since I have fre- those ideas we have formed of him, I *illquented the jewelers' shops, I have learn- bestow on him the hand of my daughter."ed to know the value of those things I Aladdin's mother retired with betterused to call pieces of glass; it is with spirits than she came, yet still was be-those things I intend to purchase the tween hope and fear as to the event.good-will of the sultan." However, she hastened to her son, andAladdin's mother laughed again, and related to him all that had passed, atrefused to hear any thing more of such which he was greatly rejoiced.foolish projects. Aladdin now summoned the geni ofPoor Aladdin meanwhile pined almost the lamp, who transported him invisiblyto death; and when his mother saw him to a fine bath of rose-water. Afterwardnearly at the last gasp, she promised she he was dressed by the hands of the geniwould go to the sultan if it would restore in the most sumptuous apparel. A horse,him to health. Aladdin, overjoyed at that surpassed the best in the sultan'sher consent, sent her to borrow a large stables, was provided for him, whosechina dish, which he filled with the finest saddle and housings were of pure gold.jewels from his heap, and having tied it He had a train of slaves ready, finely

ALADDIN'S SLAVES, WITH PRESENTS FOR THE PRINCESS.mounted, and bearing magnificent pres- prince, who had been accustomed to mag-ents for the princess. Another set of nificence from the hour of his birth.slaves were ready to attend on Aladdin's When the sultan beheld him, he was nomother, for whom, too, they had brought less surprised at his good mien, finesuitable dresses, and an equipage, shape, and dignity of demeanor, than atAladdin mounted his horse, and so the costliness of his apparel. Aladdingreat a change had the care of the geni would have thrown himself at the feetmade in his appearance, that no one of the sultan, but was prevented by theknew him to be poor Aladdin, the tailor's sultan's embracing him, and seating himson; but all took him for some mighty on his right hand.

THE MAGICIAN EXCHANGES A NEW LAMP FOR THE OLD ONE.They conversed together during some royal palace, for this purpose. The sul-hours, and the sultan was so entirely tan readily agreed to this proposal, andcharmed with his good sense and modesty, they separated-Aladdin returning home,that he proposed to marry the young to employ the geni of the lamp to buildlovers that very evening. To this, how- a palace, and the sultan retiring to hisever, Aladdin objected, saying it was daughter's apartment, to congratulate hernecessary that he should first build a on the happiness that awaited her.palace to receive his princess; and en- When the sultan arose next morning,treated the sultan would grant him a how great was his amazement to behold,piece of ground opposite the gate of the opposite his own, a palace of the purest

12 Aladdin; or, the Wonderful Lamp.architecture, and half the inhabitants of The princess agreed to this proposal, andthe city already gathered together to gaze away ran one of the slaves with the lampon this wonder He was presently in- to the magician, who gladly gave her theformed that Aladdin waited to conduct best of his new ones, and retired to enjoyhis majesty to his new palace. the triumph of his malicious revenge.The sultan was more and more amazed As soon as night arrived, he summonedat every step; for the walls were built the geni of the lamp, and commandedof wedges of gold and silver, and the him to transport him, the palace, and theornaments were of jasper, agate, and princess, to the remotest corner of Africa.porphyry, intermixed with diamonds, The order was instantly obeyed.rubies, emeralds, amethysts, and every- It is impossible to describe the confuthing that was most rare and beautiful, sion, grief, and dismay of the sultan, whenThe treasury was full of gold coin, the he arose the next morning, to find theoffices filled with domestics, the stables beautiful palace completely vanished, andwith the finest horses and carriages, with his daughter lost. All the people of thegrooms and equerries in splendid liveries, city ran in terror through the streets, andIn short, the sultan acknowledged that soldiers were sent in search of Aladdin,the wealth of all his dominions -was not who was not returned from hunting.equal to purchase such costly rarities, Aladdin, on hearing that his palaceas the hall with twenty-four windows of and his wife were gone, fainted away,Aladdin's palace could produce. and was soon after dragged before theAladdin and the princess were speedily sultan like a criminal, and would havemarried, and lived happily; but the fame been beheaded, had not the sultan beenof his magnificence spread to all corners afraid to enrage the people, who were allof the world, and at length reached of them fond of Aladdin. " Go, wretch!"Africa, and the ears of the magician, who cried the angry sultan, " I grant thee thywas at no loss to know the'source of life; but if ever thou appearest beforeAladdin's riches. Resolved to possess me again, thy death shall be the conse-himself of the wonderful lamp, he dis- quence, unless in forty days you bringguised his person, and traveled to China. me tidings of my daughter."Having come to the city where Aladdin Aladdin left the palace, not knowinglived, he bought a number of beautiful whither to turn his steps. At length helamps, and when he knew that Aladdin stopped at a brook to wash his eyes, thatwas gone out to hunt with the sultan, he smarted with the tears he had shed; aswent under the windows of the apart- he stooped to the water, his foot slipped,ments belonging to the princess, crying: and catching hold of a piece of rock, to"New lamps for old ones!" save himself from falling, he pressed theThe slaves attending on the princess, magician's ring, which he still wore onall ran to the windows, laughing at the his finger, and the geni of the ringodd cry. "Oh!" said one of the slaves, appeared before him, saying: "What"do let us try if the fool means what he wouldst thou have ?" "Oh, powerfulsays; there is an ugly old lamp lying on geni," cried Aladdin, " bring my palacethe cornice of the hall of twenty-four back to the place where yesterday itwindows; we will put a new one in its stood!"place, if the old fellow will give us one." " What you command," answered the

Aladdin; or, the Wonderful Lamp. 13geni, 'is not within my power. I am daughter; and during a week, nothingonly the geni of the ring. The geni was to be seen but grand entertainments,of the lamp alone can do that service." in honor of Aladdin's safe return." Then I command thee," said Aladdin, Aladdin did not forget to carry the"to transport me to the palace where it lamp always about him, and things wentstands now." Instantly, Aladdin found on well for some time. But the magi-himself beside his own palace, which cian, having slept off his potion, andstood in a meadow not far from a great found the lamp and palace gone, oncecity. The princess Balroudour was then more set out for China. Being come towalking backward and forward in her the end of his journey, he went to theown chamber, weeping for the loss of her cell of a holy woman, named Fatima, whobeloved Aladdin. Happening to ap- was renowned through the city for herproach the window, she beheld him sanctity, and cure of the headache. Theunder it, and making signs to him not to cruel magician killed and buried her, andbetray his joy, she sent a slave to bring dressed himself in her garments; then,him in by a private door. After the first having stained his face and eyebrows totransports were over, an explanation took resemble hers, he walked out into theplace, and Aladdin went into the city, city, and counterfeited so well, thatdisguised as a slave, and procured a all believed him to be the holy woman,powder, that, on being swallowed, would and followed him in ,crowds, begginginstantly cause a death-like sleep, and his blessing. When he approached thethe princess invited the magician to sup palace, and the princess, hearing thatwith her that evening. Fatima was in the street, sent -her slavesAs she had never been so condescend- to invite her into the palace; which in-ing before, he was quite delighted with vitation she gladly accepted.her kindness; and while they were at The pretended Fatima was kindly entable, she ordered a slave .to bring two tertained" by the princess, who showedcups of wine, which she had herself pre. her magnificent palace, and the hall ofpared, and after pretending to taste the twenty-four windows. The false Fatimaone she held in her hand, she asked the persuaded her to have a roc's egg hungmagician to change cups, as was the cus- up in the middle of the dome, sayingtom, she said, between lovers in China, one could easily be procured.He seized her goblet, and drinking it all The princess soon after communicatedat a draught, fell senseless on the floor, this to Aladdin, who immediately with-Aladdin was at hand to snatch the drew into the hall of four-and-twentylamp from his bosom, and having thrown windows, and commanded the geni ofthe traitor out upon the grass of the the lamp to hang up a roc's egg in themeadow, the geni was summoned, and in center of the instant the princess, the, palace, and The geni on hearing this, uttered soall it contained, were transported to loud and terrible a cry, that the palacetheir original station. That very morn-. shook with the noise, and Aladdin hading, the sultan had risen by break of nearly fallen to the ground. "What !"day, to indulge his sorrows; when, to his said he, " after everything I and my fel-unspeakable joy, he beheld the vacancy low slaves have done to serve thee, dostfilled up He hastened to embrace his thou command me to bring my master,

THE ANGRY SULTAN DRIVES ALADDIN FROM HIS PRESENCE.and hang him up in the midst of this vanished, and left Aladdin in the utmostdome ? This attempt deserves my utmost agitation. He, however, was not long invepgeance, and I would reduce your deliberating on the means of destroyingpalace into a heap of ashes, but that I his enemy. He went to his wife's apart-know that you are not the author of this ment, and throwing himself upon a sofa,wish. The African magician is now complained of a violent headache. Theunder your roof, disguised as the holy princess, delighted with the idea of beingwoman, Fatima, whom he has murdered, able immediately to relieve her husband'sGo, punish his crimes, or your own pain, exclaimed that the good Fatimadestruction is inevitable." The geni was in the palace, and ran to bring her.

THE MAGICIAN DRINKS THE WINE, AND FALLS SENSELESS TO THE FLOORThe pretended Fatima came with one snatching off the hood of the cloak,hand lifted up, as if to bless Aladdin, showed her the wicked magician con-while the other grasped a dagger con- cealed beneath. Her grief was thencealed in the folds of her garment. changed to joy, that they had escapedAladdin kept a watchful eye on him, his wicked snares; and shortly after,and as soon as he came near him he the sultan dying without a son, Aladdinstabbed the vile traitor to the heart. and the princess Balroudour ascendedThe princess began to scream and tear the throne, reigned together many years,her hair with grief, to think her husband and left behind them a numerous, vir-had killed the holy Fatima; till Aladdin, tuous, and illustrious progeny.L A

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