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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 one of the spent his whole time in the streets, and
rich 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 sufficient
their 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 work, and neglecting his business, herself, that as her son grew older, he
frequented the company of all sorts of would be ashamed of his idleness, and
idle boys, and vagabonds. His father become a worthy and industrious mau.
The Baldwin brary
Im n or,&_
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,
Sno 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
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 justify.
"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 stu- that 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 hbe 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 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 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 con-
down to supper; after which, the magi- tinue 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 bar-
be able to supply you with many com- ren 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
Aladdin; or, the Wonderful Lamp. 6
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 #ox of the
at present. I will show you more won- ear 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 be. was 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 dit not understand. In- will 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 terri- of 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 .)e
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
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.
ht 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
ALADDIN SEES THE PRINCESS GOING TO THE BATH.
fury, deliver it this instant." his bands; his cries could not be heard;
The magician's eyes flashed fire. Vil- the 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
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 other
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 re-
wouldst thou have with me I 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 sil-
Aladldin, 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 allle." 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 re- from 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; uut Aladdin soon eased
at 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. 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 I 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 neg- piiroed himself by their discourse.
elected 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 prin-
reach 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
Aladdin; or, the Wonderful Lamp. 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 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 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's forgiveness,
SThe 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
S 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 af-
sultan. 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 fre- those ideas we have formed of him, I will
quented 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 better
used 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, 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
- ,.,J :I
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 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.
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, 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, how- a palace, and the sultan retiring to his
ever, Aladdin objected, saying it was daughter's apartment, to congratulate her
necessary that he should ftrst 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 Alatddan 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 in. to 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 palacefand 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 every- It 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 staples 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 conse-
himself of the wonderful lamp, he dis- quence, 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 apart- he stooped to the water, his foot slipped,
mcnts 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 I" said one of the slaves, apA&ared 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
"Aladdin; or, the Wonderful Lamf. 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 magi-
himself 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 ap- was 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 'een 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 atima 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 cus- up 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 with.
Aladdin 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 bout 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, ard The geni on hearing this, uttered so
all it contained, were transported b 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 fel.
unspeakable 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,
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
vengeance, 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 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. 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.
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 con-
while the other grasped a dagger con- cealed 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, vir-
had killed the holy Fatima; till Aladdin, tuous, and illustrious progeny.
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eighteen full-page il.,i. -..:.r,- beautifully printed in A new story book for children, containing thirty-five
colors; together with ;i i.., pages of letter-press, on fine illustrations done in the best style, with appropriate descrip-
"paper-the whole making a most elegant and perfect book. tions in verse.
Forty-eight pages, 7., x 10, bound in fancy boards. IThis novel and entertaining book, describes the wonderful
advventures of a little boy and girl who sailed around the
Price $1.25. World in a Walnut Shell. Size, 10 x 7 32 pages.
Price 18 cents.
A SET OF CH IN A.
The same book as the above, divided into .I. r. part, Hans Thumbling, and other Stories.
each containing a story, complete in itself, viz.:- Translated from the German, with forty-five comical
Ah-Fum and Ah-Fee, the Rival Scholars. illustrations.
So-Sli and Ho-Fi; or the Wicked Husband. This odd and entertaining book is full of pictures, and
Fun and Hey-Ho, the Lovers of Peking, overflows with laughable scenes. Size, 10 Z 7.`. 82 pages.
Price 15 cents each. Price 18 cents.
S McLOUGHLIN BROS., PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK.