Aladdin

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Aladdin
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Aunt Kate's series
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14 p. : ;
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Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).

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University of Florida
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Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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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 Lamp.my 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 more.fit, 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 dome.an 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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THE MAGICIAN'S FIRST MEETING WITH ALADDIN. A LADDIN was the son of Mustapha, dying while he was yet very young, he a very poor tailor, in on0 of the spent his whole time in the streets, and rich provinces of China. When the boy his poor mother was obliged to spin cotwas old enough to learn a trade, his faton, night and day, to procure sufficient ther 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 she very careless manner, loved play more loved him dearly; and always promised than 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 industrious The Baldwin ibrary ^1"" I



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Aladdin; or, the Wonderful Lamp. 13 geni, 'is not within my power. I am daughter; and during a week, nothing only 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 went stands now." Instantly, Aladdin found on well for some time. But the magihimself beside his own palace, which cian, having slept off his potion, and stood in a meadow not far from a great found the lamp and palace gone, once city. The princess Balroudour was then more set out for China. Being come to walking backward and forward in her the end of his journey, he went to the own chamber, weeping for the loss of her cell of a holy woman, named Fatima, who beloved Aladdin. Happening to apwas renowned through the city for her proach the window, she beheld him sanctity, and cure of the headache. The under it, and making signs to him not to cruel magician killed and buried her, and betray 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 to transports were over, an explanation took resemble hers, he walked out into the place, and Aladdin went into the city, city, and counterfeited so well, that disguised 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, begging instantly cause a death-like sleep, and his blessing. When he approached the the princess invited the magician to sup palace, and the princess, hearing that with her that evening. Fatima was in the street, sent -her slaves As she had never been so condescendto invite her into the palace; which ining before, he was quite delighted with vitation she gladly accepted. her kindness; and while they were at The pretended Fatima was kindly en table, she ordered a slave .to bring two tertained" by the princess, who showed cups of wine, which she had herself pre. her magnificent palace, and the hall of pared, and after pretending to taste the twenty-four windows. The false Fatima one she held in her hand, she asked the persuaded her to have a roc's egg hung magician to change cups, as was the cusup in the middle of the dome, saying tom, she said, between lovers in China, one could easily be procured. He seized her goblet, and drinking it all The princess soon after communicated at a draught, fell senseless on the floor, this to Aladdin, who immediately withAladdin was at hand to snatch the drew into the hall of four-and-twenty lamp from his bosom, and having thrown windows, and commanded the geni of the traitor out upon the grass of the the lamp to hang up a roc's egg in the meadow, the geni was summoned, and in center of the dome. an instant the princess, the, palace, and The geni on hearing this, uttered so all it contained, were transported to loud and terrible a cry, that the palace their original station. That very morn-. shook with the noise, and Aladdin had ing, 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 felunspeakable joy, he beheld the vacancy low slaves have done to serve thee, dost filled up He hastened to embrace his thou command me to bring my master,



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Aladdin; or, the Wonderful Lamf. 9 into a large hall and hid himself behind up carefully in two napkins, the poor old a curtain. Now it happened that this woman set out for the sultan's palace very hall was the entrance to the baths; with a heavy heart, fearing she should and as soon as the princess passed the be punished for her presumption. Being gate, she pulled off her vail, thinking she come to the divan, where the sultan was was only surrounded by her own slaves, administering justice, she placed herself which permitted Aladdin to see the opposite the throne, and waited in silence princess, as well as those beside her. till her turn should come to be called forHer uncommon beauty made such an imward. When the court was nearly empty, pression on him, that he could think of the vizier bade her approach. She innothing else for many days afterward, stantly fell on her knees, and besought and neglected his meals. At length he the sultan's pardon, who commanded her could 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 in Balroudour to distraction, and you must love with the princess, and the advice demand her for me in marriage of the she had given, stopping at every three sultan." words to entreat the sultan'.forgiveness, The old woman left off spinning to gaze who only smiled, and asked what was upon her son, who she concluded was tied up in the napkin. She presented mad; but upon his repeating that he was the dish to the vizier, who handed it to resolved to be the husband of the lovely the sultan. princess, she could not forbear bursting When the dish was uncovered, the into a loud laugh, and bid him remember sultan actually stared with surprise, for he was the son of Mustapha, the tailor, he had never before seen jewels of such and 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 afsultan. ford to make such presents as these. Go, Mother," said Aladdin, "I am not so bring your son hither, and, if he realizes poor as you imagine. Since I have frethose ideas we have formed of him, I *ill quented the jewelers' shops, I have learnbestow on him the hand of my daughter." ed to know the value of those things I Aladdin's mother retired with better used to call pieces of glass; it is with spirits than she came, yet still was bethose 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, and Aladdin's mother laughed again, and related to him all that had passed, at refused to hear any thing more of such which he was greatly rejoiced. foolish projects. Aladdin now summoned the geni of Poor Aladdin meanwhile pined almost the lamp, who transported him invisibly to death; and when his mother saw him to a fine bath of rose-water. Afterward nearly at the last gasp, she promised she he was dressed by the hands of the geni would 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's her consent, sent her to borrow a large stables, was provided for him, whose china 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



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THE MAGICIAN DRINKS THE WINE, AND FALLS SENSELESS TO THE FLOOR The 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 conwhile the other grasped a dagger concealed beneath. Her grief was then cealed in the folds of her garment. changed to joy, that they had escaped Aladdin 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, Aladdin stabbed the vile traitor to the heart. and the princess Balroudour ascended The 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, virhad killed the holy Fatima; till Aladdin, tuous, and illustrious progeny. L A



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8 Aladdin; or, the Wonderful Lamp. days without tasting food, and on the "What wouldst thou have ? I am ready third day looked upon death as inevita. to obey thy commands-I and the othei ble. 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, who ring the magician had put on his finger, fainted away, while he said boldly: "I and immediately an enormous geni rose am hungry; bring me something to eat." out of the earth, and said: What The geni disappeared, and presently rewouldst 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 white other slaves of that ring." loaves, two bottles of wine, and two silAladdin, 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, he He had no sooner spoken these words, vanished. than the earth opened, and he found Aladdin, sprinkling some water on his himself on the very spot where he had mother, entreated her, as :she recovered been brought by the magician. He refrom her swoon, to arise, and eat of the membered 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 furnished mother's threshold, joy, to find himself such a repast; but Aladdin soon eased at home again, and the fatigue he had her anxiety, by relating to her the manundergone, overcame his strength, and he ner in which it had been supplied. They fainted away at the step of the door. made a hearty meal, and set aside enough When Aladdin had recovered from his to serve them 'for two days more. fit, and had been embraced a thousand On the following morning, Aladdin times by his mother, he hastened to sold one of his silver plates to a Jew, to relate to her all that had befallen him; purchase a few necessaries that were and then entreated her to bring him wanting to their dwelling. He next went some food, as he was almost starved, about among the merchants and shop. Alas the poor old woman had neither keepers, and thereby gained a knowledge food nor money in the house, for while of men and manners, and greatly im her son had been absent, she had negproved himself by their discourse. lected her spinning to run up and down One day, while Aladdin was walking the streets in search of him. through the city, he heard a proclama" Well, mother," said Aladdin, do not tion commanding all the people to retire mind it. Pray, dry up your tears, and into their houses, as the beautiful prinreach me the lamp I put upon the shelf cess Balroudour, whom no one must look just 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 that her, and said, in a voice like thunder, preceded the princess approaching, he ran



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ALADDIN'S SLAVES, WITH PRESENTS FOR THE PRINCESS. mounted, and bearing magnificent presprince, who had been accustomed to magents 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 no mother, for whom, too, they had brought less surprised at his good mien, fine suitable dresses, and an equipage, shape, and dignity of demeanor, than at Aladdin mounted his horse, and so the costliness of his apparel. Aladdin great a change had the care of the geni would have thrown himself at the feet made in his appearance, that no one of the sultan, but was prevented by the knew him to be poor Aladdin, the tailor's sultan's embracing him, and seating him son; but all took him for some mighty on his right hand.



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THE MAGICIAN EXCHANGES A NEW LAMP FOR THE OLD ONE. They conversed together during some royal palace, for this purpose. The sulhours, and the sultan was so entirely tan readily agreed to this proposal, and charmed 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 build lovers that very evening. To this, howa palace, and the sultan retiring to his ever, Aladdin objected, saying it was daughter's apartment, to congratulate her necessary that he should first build a on the happiness that awaited her. palace to receive his princess; and enWhen 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



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THE MAGICIAN SENDS ALADDIN INTO THE CAVERN. One day, as Aladdin was playing as magician then artfully inquired of some usual 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 answers observe him. The stranger was a famous confirmed the opinion he had already African magician, who, having need of formed of his bad habits. The stranger the 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, and by his appearance, that he was an idle said: "My lad, art thou not the son of and good-for-nothing boy, and therefore Mustapha, the tailor?" did not mind taking him away. The Yes, sir," said Aladdin ; but



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



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Aladdin; or, the Wonderful Lamp. 5 a long way behind us: pray, let us go Know, Aladdin, that under this stone lie back; pray, let us make haste from this hid treasures, that will make you richer frightful place." than the greatest monarch on earth, and No, no," said the magician, seizing of which I alone know how to make you hold of Aladdin's arm, "no going back master." Aladdin forgot the box of the at present. I will show you more wonear when he heard of the treasures; and derful things than any you have seen he eagerly promised to do whatever he yet, and what no person ever saw bewas desired to perform. fore." Aladdin followed his uncle still "Come, then," said the magician, take further into the valley, till they seemed hold of that brass ring, and lift up the to be surrounded with high and bleak stone." mountains, and had lost all view of the When the stone was pulled up, there country 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 into mode of-speaking, commanded Aladdin that cavern. At the bottom of these to gather together some loose sticks for steps you will find a door open, which a fire. will lead you into a vaulted place divided Aladdin obeyed' him with trembling, into three great halls, full of silver and and 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 the some powder into the midst of the fire, end of the third hall you will see a fine and pronounced some mystical words, garden; cross the garden by a path, that which Aladdin did not understand. Inwill bring you on a terrace, where you stantly they were surrounded by a thick will see a lighted lamp, standing in a smoke, the earth shook beneath their niche. Take the lamp down, and put feet, the mountain burst asunder, and out the light; and when you have exposed a broad flat stone with a large thrown away the wick, and poured out brass 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 any Aladdin was now so exceedingly terriof the fruit of the garden, you may fled, 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 drew him such a box on the ear, that he a ring off his finger, and putting it on knocked him down. Poor Aladdin got Aladdin's, told him it was a preservative up again, and with tears running down against all evil, if he faithfully obeyed his cheeks, said: "What have I done, his directions. Go down boldly, my uncle, that you should use me so very son," he added, and we shall both be cruelly ?" rich and happy all the rest of our lives." Child," said the magician in a kinder Aladdin jumped into the cave, went tone of voice, I did not mean to strike down the steps, and found the three halls you 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 touching brought you here to do a service for you. them; and crossed the garden without



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12 Aladdin; or, the Wonderful Lamp. architecture, and half the inhabitants of The princess agreed to this proposal, and the city already gathered together to gaze away ran one of the slaves with the lamp on this wonder He was presently into the magician, who gladly gave her the formed that Aladdin waited to conduct best of his new ones, and retired to enjoy his majesty to his new palace. the triumph of his malicious revenge. The sultan was more and more amazed As soon as night arrived, he summoned at every step; for the walls were built the geni of the lamp, and commanded of wedges of gold and silver, and the him to transport him, the palace, and the ornaments 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 everyIt is impossible to describe the confu thing that was most rare and beautiful, sion, grief, and dismay of the sultan, when The treasury was full of gold coin, the he arose the next morning, to find the offices filled with domestics, the stables beautiful palace completely vanished, and with the finest horses and carriages, with his daughter lost. All the people of the grooms and equerries in splendid liveries, city ran in terror through the streets, and In 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 palace as 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 the Aladdin and the princess were speedily sultan like a criminal, and would have married, and lived happily; but the fame been beheaded, had not the sultan been of his magnificence spread to all corners afraid to enrage the people, who were all of 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 thy was at no loss to know the'source of life; but if ever thou appearest before Aladdin's riches. Resolved to possess me again, thy death shall be the consehimself of the wonderful lamp, he disquence, unless in forty days you bring guised his person, and traveled to China. me tidings of my daughter." Having come to the city where Aladdin Aladdin left the palace, not knowing lived, he bought a number of beautiful whither to turn his steps. At length he lamps, and when he knew that Aladdin stopped at a brook to wash his eyes, that was gone out to hunt with the sultan, he smarted with the tears he had shed; as went under the windows of the aparthe 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 the The slaves attending on the princess, magician's ring, which he still wore on all ran to the windows, laughing at the his finger, and the geni of the ring odd 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, powerful says; there is an ugly old lamp lying on geni," cried Aladdin, bring my palace the cornice of the hall of twenty-four back to the place where yesterday it windows; we will put a new one in its stood!" place, if the old fellow will give us one." What you command," answered the



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THE GENI OF THE LAMP APPEARS. stopping, took down the lamp from the these pieces of colored glass were so very niche, threw out the wick and the oil, pretty that he could not help filling his and 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 at greatly surprised to observe that the the mouth of the cave, with extreme branches of the trees were loaded, as he impatience. thought, with beautiful pieces of glass Pray, uncle," said Aladdin, when he of all colors, that dazzled his eyes with came to the top of the stairs, "give me their 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



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THE ANGRY SULTAN DRIVES ALADDIN FROM HIS PRESENCE. and hang him up in the midst of this vanished, and left Aladdin in the utmost dome ? This attempt deserves my utmost agitation. He, however, was not long in vepgeance, and I would reduce your deliberating on the means of destroying palace into a heap of ashes, but that I his enemy. He went to his wife's apartknow 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. The under your roof, disguised as the holy princess, delighted with the idea of being woman, Fatima, whom he has murdered, able immediately to relieve her husband's Go, punish his crimes, or your own pain, exclaimed that the good Fatima destruction is inevitable." The geni was in the palace, and ran to bring her.



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4 Aladdin; or, the Wonderful Lamp. my father has been dead these many his head in the greatest confusion. He years." could not utter a syllable in his justifi"Alas!" cried the stranger, "what cation; on the contrary, he felt quite afflicting tidings! I am thy father's ashamed of himself. His mother was brother, child, and have been many years also silent for a few moments, and then traveling into foreign countries; and replied: Indeed, it almost breaks my now 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 years Aladdin, who had never heard of any of age, minds nothing but play; and all brother of his father, stood like one stuthat I can earn is scarcely sufficient to pefied, till his pretended uncle pulled get us bread. I almost despair of any out 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. You hastened 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 of amazed than himself; she had never my power. What think you of keeping heard her husband mention more than one a shop !" Aladdin was overjoyed at this brother, and that one was also a tailor, proposition, for he thought there was and had died before Aladdin was born. very little labor in keeping a shop; and She could not, however, she thought, he told his uncle he had a greater inclindoubt 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 magician joyfully to market, where she bought set out with Aladdin, and they went to excellent provisions, and was cooking in a great warehouse, where all sorts of her best manner, when the magician clothes were sold ready-made. Aladdin knocked at the door. He entered, fol. was equipped in a neat suit, for which lowed by a porter bringing all kinds of his uncle paid. They then walked fruits 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 many as he called her, and having said a rarities, till they came to the extremity great many affectionate things of his of the town. As it was a fine day, the deceased brother, Mustapha, they sat magician proposed that they should condown to supper; after which, the magitinue their walk; and they passed cian, looking round the house, said: through innumerable gardens and fine My dear sister, it grieves me much to meadows; the magician all the while see such an appearance of poverty about telling diverting stories, till they arrived you; 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 barb)e able to supply you with many comren mountains. "Dear uncle," cried forts." Aladdin, "where are we going now? At these words, Aladdin hung down see, we have left all the pretty gardens