Front Cover
 Title Page
 Ali Baba or the forty thieves
 Jack the giant killer
 Aladdin, or the wonderful lamp
 Back Cover

Title: Heroes from fairy land
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Title: Heroes from fairy land
Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: McLoughlin Brothers
Place of Publication: New York
Publication Date: c1889
Genre: fiction   ( marcgt )
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00065406
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: 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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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Cover 1
        Cover 2
    Title Page
        Page 1
    Ali Baba or the forty thieves
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Page 4
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        Page 9
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    Jack the giant killer
        Page 16
        Page 17
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        Page 26
        Page 27
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        Page 29
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    Aladdin, or the wonderful lamp
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    Back Cover
        Cover 1
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THERE once lived in a town of Persia two
Brothers, one named Cassim, and the other Ali
Baba. Cassim had married a rich wife, but Ali
S Baba was poor, and made his living by cutting
Swood, which he brought upon three asses into
the town to sell.
SOne day when he was in the forest cutting
wood, he saw a troop of horsemen coming to-
ward him. Fearing they might be robbers, he
Climbed a tree to hide. Near the tree there was
a steep bank formed of solid rock. When the
horsemen came up, Ali Baba counted them, and found they were forty in number.
They dismounted in front of the rock, and one, who seemed to be captain, said the
words, Open, Sesame," when instantly a door opened in the rock. Then they
all passed through, and the door closed after them.
Ali Baba stayed in the tree, and after awhile the door opened again, and the rob-
bers came out. Then the captain closed the door by saying, '-Shut, Sesame," and
all rode away.
When they were out of sight Ali Baba came down, and, going up to the rock,
said, Open, Sesame." The door at once opened, and Ali Baba, entering, found
himself in a large cave, lighted from a hole in
the top, and full of all kinds of treasure-rich
silks and carpets, gold and silver ware, and
great bags of money. He loaded his three
asses with as many of the bags of gold as they
could carry; and, after closing the door by
saying, Shut, Sesame," made his way home.
When he came there and told his wife of their /
good luck, she was delighted, and wished to ,
count the gold to see how rich they were.
"No," said Ali Baba, "that will take too long; I ,
must dig a hole and bury it at once." "You /
are right," said she, "but at least let us form
some idea how much there is. Let me meas-
ure it while you dig the hole." -


But as she had no measure Of her own, she ran to Cassim's wife to borrow one.
Now, Cassim's wife was very inquisitive, and wished to find out what they were
going to use the measure for, so she covered the bottom of it with suet. When Ali
Baba's wife had done with it, she carried it back, but did not notice that a piece of
gold had stuck to the suet. When Cassim's wife saw the gold she wondered
greatly-knowing Ali Baba to be so poor-and told her husband about it. He
went to Ali Baba and persuaded him to explain how he had become so rich as to
have to measure his money, and when he heard the story, he made up his mind
that he, too, would get some of the treasure.
So he started for the forest with a lot of mules the
next morning. He opened the door by saying, '' -
"Open, Sesame," and when he went in, it closed
after him. He began to pile up bags of gold near
the door, but when he was ready to
go he found that he had forgotten the
magic words which opened it, and be-
fore he could recall them, the robbers
returned. The moment they caught
sight of him, they rushed upon him
with their swords and killed him, and
then cut his body in four quarters, and '
hung them up in the cave.
When night fell, and Cassim had not
returned, his wife was greatly alarmed -
and went to confer with Ali Baba.
He tried to comfort her, but when morning came,
and Cassim did not yet appear, he set out for the
cave with his three asses. When he reached there :-
and saw his brother's body, he was struck with- hor-
ror at the sight; but he quickly wrapped up the
pieces and carried them home on one of the asses, loading the other two again
with gold.
He now wished to get Cassim buried without letting any one know that he had
not died a natural death. Cassim's wife had a slave named Morgiana, who was
very quick-witted, and Ali Baba took her into his confidence, and got her to assist
She went next morning to a druggist near by and asked for a medicine which is
used only in case of the most serious sickness. The druggist inquired who
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"Alas!" said Morgiana, sighing, "my master, Cassim himself, and he is so sick
that we are in great anxiety about him.'
Late in the same day she- went again to the druggist to obtain some more of the
medicine, and in answer to his inquiries about her master's condition, said, with
tears in her eyes:
Oh, he is much worse. The medicine appears to do him no good, and I greatly
fear that I am going to lose my good master."
In addition to this Ali Baba and his wife made a point of being often seen pass-
ing back and forth between Cassim's house and their own during the day, and
took care to tell as many of the neighbors as possible that Cassim was dangerously
ill. So no one was surprised when cries and lamentations were heard issuing from
Cassim's house in the evening, and Morgiana spread the news about that her mas-
ter was dead.
Very early the next morning she went to an old cobbler named Baba Mustapha,
whose custom she knew it was to open his stall at daybreak, and, looking around
carefully to see that she was not observed, approached him, and putting a piece of
gold in his hand, whispered:
Baba Mustapha, I have a task for you for which you will be well paid. But I
must make it a condition that you shall be blindfolded while I am taking you to
the place and bringing you back."
Baba Mustapha hesitated a little at
this, fearing he might be led into dan-
ger, but Morgiana named a price for his
services which caused him to set aside
his doubts, and when he had received a
portion of the money down, he allowed
her to bind a handkerchief about his
eyes, and lead him where she would.
She brought him to her master's house,
and when he was in the room where the ,
body was, she removed the bandage
from his eyes, and told him to sew the I'I
pieces of the body together.
When he had done the work she again
put the handkerchief over his eyes, after
giving him the rest of his money, and -
then conducted him back to his stall.
Then the funeral was held, with the
usual ceremonies, and Cassim was buried


without any suspicion being excited. The customs of the country allowed a man
to have more than one wife, and it was also usual when a husband died that his
brother should marry his widow. So in order that he might epjoy his good for-
tune, and live as a man of wealth, without causing remarks to be'"made about his
sudden rise in life, Ali Baba married Cassim's widow, who was kriown to be rich,
and went to live in her house.
Meanwhile, the robbers had again visited their cave, and finding that the body
had been removed, saw that somebody knew their secret, and resolved not to rest
till they found out who it was. One of them proposed to go into the town to see
if he could find a clue, and the captain allowed him to do so. He fell in, by acci-
dent, with Baba Mustapha, who told him of
how he had been hired to sew up a dead
body. The robber at once felt that he was
on the track of the one he was looking for,
so he offered the old man a large piece of
gold to show him the house where he had //
done the sewing. Baba Mustapha explained
that his eyes had been covered on the way,
but the robber thought that if he were again ,
blindfolded he might remember the turns
he had made, and so find the place. They
tried this plan. Baba Mustapha walked on
and at last stopped before a house which
was indeed, Ali Baba's. The robber marked
the door with chalk, and returned to his
Shortly after, Morgiana came out of the
house and saw the mark, and thinking it
might mean mischief, she marked two or three doors on each side in the same way.
The robber, in the meantime, had reported his success, and the captain ordered
all to go into the town, separately, and meet together at a certain place, where he
would join them. He took the robber who had found the house, and went with
him to look at it, and see what had best be done. The robber led him into the
street where Ali Baba lived, and when they came to one of the doors which Mor-
giana had marked, he pointed to it; but the captain noticed that the next house
was marked in the same way, and on looking further, found five or six more. He
saw that they were foiled, and ordered his men to return to the forest. When they
got there, they put to death the robber who, they thought, had deceived tb-em--a
fate which he admitted he deserved for not taking more pains.

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Another of the troop then said he would try the task. He went and engaged
Baba Mustapha to lead him as he had the first one, and when he stopped at the
house, put a mark with red 'chalk in a place where he thought it would not be
But it did not escape the eyes of Morgiana, and she marked the other houses in
the same place and manner.
The robbers went to the town as before, but when the captain and the robber
came to the street they found that they were baffled again. So all returned, and
the second robber was put to death for his failure as the first had been.
Then the captain went himself, and got Baba Mustapha to conduct him in the
same way that he had the others; but he did not put any mark on the house.
Instead, he looked at it so carefully that he would know it when he saw it again.
He then sent his men to buy nineteen mules and thirty-eight leather oil-jars, one
full of oil and the rest empty. When they had brought
Them to the cave, he put a man in each of the empty
jars, and loaded all the jars on the mules, and set out
for the town so as to reach it about evening.
SHe led his mules through the streets till he came to
the house of Ali Baba, to whom he applied for lodging,
saying that he was an oil merchant who had just arrived
and could not find a place to stay. Ali Baba was hos-
/ pitable, and allowed him to drive his mules into the yard,
where he unloaded them, and set the jars in rows, whis-
pering to his men that when they should hear him throw
_,a stone out of the window, they must c6me out of the
jars, and he would join them. He then went into the
house and was shown to a room.
Now it happened that Morgiana needed some oil, and
MORGIANA. as it was too late to buy any, she thought she would
take a little out of the jars in the yard. So she went out with her oil-pot, and
drew near one of the jars to help herself, when, to her great surprise, she heard a
man's voice within it say, softly, Is it time ? Startled as she was, she did not
lose her presence of mind, but answered, Not yet, but presently." She went in
this way to all of the jars, answering the same, until she came, last of all, to the
jar of oil.
She saw at once the danger to which her master was exposed, and laid a plan
to avert it. She filled a great kettle from the jars of oil, and set it on the fire till
the oil was boiling. Then she took it and poured enough into each jar to kill
the robber inside. After that she went into the house, and, putting out her light,


watched through a window to see what would happen. She had not waited long
before the captain, hearing no one stirring, opened his window and began throwing
stones at the jars. But as no movement followed, he became alarmed, and stole
down into the yard, where he found that all of his men were dead. Full of rage
and despair, he climbed over the wall of the yard and made his way off to the cave.
When Morgiana saw him go, she
went to bed well pleased to have suc-
ceeded in saving her master and his
The next morning Ali Baba arose )
early to go to the baths. Upon his-
return, he was surprised to see the -
jars still in the yard. He questioned
Morgiana, who opened the door, in
regard to it. For answer she led him, '
to the nearest jar, and asked him to- _
look into it. He did so and started -
back in alarm when he saw the dead -
robber within.
Morgiana," said he, "what does --
this mean? Explain what has hap- .'
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I will," said she, "but first look
in the other jars."
So Ali Baba passed from one jar, to another, finding a body in each, until he
came to the oil-jar which was very much sunk. He stood speechless with aston-
ishment for some moments, and then he again requested Morgiana to tell how
this had come to pass. She led him into the house, and related all that had
occurred from the time she had first noticed the mark upon the door to the flight
of the captain.
On hearing the story Ali Baba said to her: "We all owe our lives to your wit
and courage. As a first token of my gratitude, I give you your freedom, and in
due time, I will add still further to your reward."
Then, at the extreme end of the garden, under the shade of some large trees,
he and one of his slaves dug a trench in which they buried the bodies of the rob-
bers. The jars and weapons they hid, while the mules were sent to the market,
at different times, to be sold.
But the captain now hated Ali Baba worse than ever, and swore that he would
have revenge for the death of his comrades. He resolved that he would go to the

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town to live, so that he might watch for a chance to carry out his purpose. So he
rented a warehouse, to which he took a lot of silks and other stuffs, and set up as
a merchant under the name of Cogia Hassan.
Now, as it happened, the warehouse which the captain rented was near that of
Ali Baba's son, who was also a merchant. Naturally, they soon became acquainted;
and Cogia Hassan, although not yet aware of the young man's relationship to Ali
Baba, cultivated his friendship as being likely to be of use to him in obtaining the
information necessary to carry out his designs. But it was not very long before
Ali Baba came one day to his son's warehouse, and was seen and recognized by
Cogia Hassan, who soon found out that he was the father of his neighbor. After
this, of course, he became doubly attentive to the son, making him presents, and
often asking him to dine or sup with him. Ali Baba's son felt obliged to return
these courtesies, and so it soon came to pass that Cogia Hassan was invited to
Ali Baba's house to supper.
He went and carried, concealed, a dagger with which he intended to kill Ali
Baba as soon as he saw a chance of doing it with certainty. Ali Baba received
him very cordially, and thanked him for the kindness he had shown towards his
son, saying that to an inexperienced young man such an acquaintance was, in
itself, a valuable advantage.
After further friendly conversation, they sat down to supper. At the meal
Cogia Hassan was careful to abstain from the use of salt, for amongst the Persians
even the wickedest think it wrong to kill a man whose salt they have eaten. Mor-
giana, who was serving, noticed this, and it caused her to suspect him. She
inspected Cogia Hassan closely, and soon became satisfied that he was none other
than the false oil merchant; and when
she saw that he had a dagger con-
cealed under his garment, she perceived
in what peril her master was placed.
&- With her usual quickness she conceived
a plan to thwart the robber's purpose,
\fAl and she boldly determined to put it into
( -" execution at once.
S^ She was a very fine dancer, and often
Entertained Ali Baba and his guests
With exhibitions of her skill. As soon
as the principal portion of the meal
was over, she retired and arrayed her-
self in a pretty dancing costume, and
then, accompanied by a fellow-servant.


who sung and played upon the tambou-
rine, she returned and proposed giving a
Performance, while Ali Baba, and his son,
and their guest, were enjoying the dessert
Sand smoking. Cogia Hassan, of course,
S.-politely expressed his pleasure; although,
secretly, he was annoyed at the intrusion
as likely to interfere with his evil intent.
n. l. .. Morgiana carried in her hand a jeweled
Sdagger, and as she danced she would point
it first to her own breast and then to those
of the others in succession, in a playful
way, and as though it were part of the
dance. Then, at last, she took the tambou-
rine and went from one to another, pre-
senting it for a reward after the custom of
street performers. Ali Baba and his son each put in a piece cf gold, and Cogia
Hassan, when she came to him, pulled out his purse to do the same. But as he
reached his hand, Morgiana raised aloft her dagger, and plunged it with all her
strength into his heart, and he fell dead.
Ali Baba cried out with horror; but when
Morgiana told him who his guest was, and,
opening his garment, showed him the con- /
cealed dagger; his feelings changed to joy at
his escape, and admiration for Morgiana's
shrewdness, courage, and fidelity, and it seemed
to him that he could not say nor do enough to
thank her.
They soon disposed of the captain's body by
burying it in the garden with those of his com- -
rades, and, as the robbers were now all dead,
they were free from further danger. After
awhile, Ali Baba's son married Morgiana, and ..
they lived long in peace and happiness. ,


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IN the days when King Arthur ruled in Britain, long,
long ago, there were many giants in the land-huge, fierce
monsters, who kept folks in constant terror. It is told that
they were eighteen or twenty feet tall, and so strong that
they could sling an ox across their shoulders and carry it off
as easily asoa man would a rabbit. They robbed people of
S their sheep, cattle, or whatever else they took a fancy to;
Sand once in a while, when they felt like having a change of
diet, they would even carry off a human being to make a
meal of; liking better than anything else a plump little boy
or girl.
It was at this time that our hero, Jack, was born. He
J ~grew-up a brave, fearless, little fellow. Even when he was
very small, he took the greatest delight in hearing his father
tell of the brave deeds of King Arthur and his Knights of
the Round Table, and before he was ten years old, he had
made up his mind to
gain a name for himself
by ridding the land of s6ine of the giants.
Of all those'in. Jaclk'spart of the country,
no giant was dreaded more than one named
Cormoran, who dwelt on a hill called St. Mi-
clfael's Mount, which rises out of the sea
near the coast of Cornwall. He was so tall
that when the'tide was low, he could walk
through the sea from his cave over to Corn-
wall; and this he did quite often-never going _,
back without carrying along some poor farm-
er's sheep or cattle. No one dared oppose
him; and when folks saw him coming they
took good care to keep out of his way, for he -
carried a great club covered with spikes, one
blow from which would kill any one.
Jack set his 'wits to work, and at last .
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be able to put an end to the misdeeds of this monster. He took, one evening, a
pickaxe and shovel, a lantern, and a horn, and getting on a raft, paddled over to
St. Michael's Mount. He went to work at once and dug a deep pit in front of
the giant's cave. Next he placed sticks across the top of the pit, and on the sticks
spread straw, while over the straw he strewed loose earth until all looked like
solid ground.
By this time day had dawned; so Jack stepped back a short distance, and blew
a loud blast upon his horn. It awakened Cormoran, who came out to see what it
meant, and, when he beheld Jack, was in a great rage.
"You saucy little imp," said he, "just wait a moment, and I'll broil you for my
With this he came running to catch Jack; but the pit was right in his way, and
the instant he set foot on the earth covering it, the sticks broke, and down he
crashed, into it.
There, Mr. Cormoran," said Jack, "you see it is sometimes a bad thing to be
in too much of a hurry for your breakfast."
At this the giant began to make frantic efforts to climb out, so Jack ran up with
his pickaxe and gave him a blow on the I
head which killed him.
Jack returned home, and when the
news spread of what he had done, the 4
people were full of joy, and made a i
great hero of Jack, giving him the title
of JACK THE GIANT KILLER; while the -
Duke of Cornwall made him a present
of a sword and belt, upon which, in gol--
den letters, were the words:- -_--
This is the gallant Cornish man i
Who slew the Giant Cormoran." -- ,
But this only made Jack crave for
more glory; so he started for Wales, '
where the number of giants was very -
great indeed. One day, as he traveled
through a wood, he sat down and being ""
very tired fell fast asleep. As he slept,. i
it chanced that a giant came by and saw, .
by his belt, who he was. Now, this '
giant, whose name was Blunderbore, had
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had sworn that he would take vengeance
/[ ~on Jack if he ever came his way; so he
was just delighted to think that fate had
thrown him into his clutches so promptly.
He picked him up carefully and started for
his castle.
.-_ Jack awoke with the jolting, and was
very well scared when he found out where
She was. Old Blunderbore did not increase
Shis comfort any when he told him that his
-pet dish was a man's heart, eaten with salt
and pepper; and assured him that he ex-
S- pected his to be an unusually juicy one.
When they came to the castle he shut Jack
in a room over the entrance, while he went
to invite another giant to dine with him; for he thought Jack too nice to be eaten
without company.
Jack looked about the room, and seeing two stout cords, a bright idea came
into his head. He made a running loop at the end of each, and then went to the
window to watch for the giants. They came along,.arm in arm, joking and chuck-
ling over the dainty feast they were going to have. When they came just under
the window, Jack dropped a loop over the head of each, and then pulled with all
his might on the other ends of the cords until the giants were nearly choked. Then
making fast the ends of the cords, he climbed out of the window, slid down, and
killed the giants with his sword.
Well satisfied with what he had done, Jack continued his journey. As night
fell, he came to a fine large house where he thought he would ask for lodgings.
He knocked at the door, and was startled when a giant with two heads came to
answer. The giant was civil, however, and asked Jack in, and gave him his sup-
per and a bed; but Jack did not trust him altogether, and made up his mind not
to go to sleep. The giant seemed to have a habit of talking aloud to himself-as
would be natural to one having two heads-and presently he began to sing a kind
of duet, some of which Jack was able to make out. First, one head sang, in a
soft tenor voice:
Although with me he stays this night,
He shall not see the morning light."
And then the other head growled, in a deep bass:
"' For as he lies asleep in bed,
With my trusty club I'll smash his head."


Oho!" said Jack, "that's your game, is it, Mr. Giant? Now for a plan to
fool you."
Jack thought a moment, and then went to the fire-place, where he found a log
of wood. He put this in his place in the bed, covered it up well, and then crawled
under the bed.
In the middle of the night the giant stole into the room with his club in his
hands. Drawing near the bed, he raised the club and gave the log of wood a
number of terrible whacks. Then, thinking Jack must. surely be dead, he went
When Jack appeared in the morning, without a sign of hurt upon him, the giant
could hardly believe his eyes.
How did you sleep?" he asked. "Did anything disturb you during the
O, at one time I thought I felt a rat switch me with his tail," said Jack,
" but for the rest I slept very soundly."
The giant then went to get breakfast/- .
ready. While he was away Jack caught
sight of a leather bag in a corner of the. '
room. He thought of another trick to play' ,1 70
upon the giant; so he put the bag under ,.
his coat, which was quite loose. The giant
brought in two big bowls of porridge, to -'
which he and Jack sat down. The giant
took a spoon in each hand, and began to
feed both mouths at once, which made his .I.:
porridge go pretty fast; but not any faster r
than Jack's did, for he was stowing his away
in the bag. The giant was so busy feeding
that he did not take much notice of Jack
until he had finished his own bowl, when he
looked up and was greatly surprised to find .
that the little fellow had emptied his also.
While he was still wondering, Jack said:
"Now I'll show you something strange. '
I can cut off my head, or legs, or any other '"
part of my body, and put them on again as
good as ever. Just see this for instance."
And he took a knife and cut the bag, so that
all the porridge tumbled out on the floor.

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The giant's conceit had already been very much wounded by his being outdone
by so little a chap as Jack, and now his vexation was so great that he lost his wits
Odd's splutter my nails," said he, I can do that myself." So he took the
knife, and stuck it in where his porridge was,-and dropped dead on the floor.
Jack continued his journey, and fell in before long with the son of King Arthur,
who had come into Wales to deliver a lovely lady from a magician who held her
captive. Jack offered his services, and the prince was glad, of course, to accept
They came to the castle of a giant who had three heads, and, by his own account,
could whip five hundred men. Jack told the prince to stay behind while he went
to ask for lodging. He knocked loudly, and the giant roared: Who is there?"
" Only your cousin Jack come with news," was the reply.
The giant, as Jack happened to know' had so many cousins that he could not
keep track of them, so he said: "Well, what news, cousin Jack?" "Dreadful
news, dear cousin," said Jack. King Arthur is coming with two thousand men
to kill you."
The giant was really an awful coward; and, if he did have three heads, was not
gifted with very much brains. When he heard this news he trembled so that his
heads began to knock one another very hard,
at which Jack could scarcely help laughing in
his face-I should say in his faces.
"Oh dear! Oh dear! What shall I do?"
Ssaid-the giant. "I'll go and hide in the cellar
until they are gone. Here are my keys,
S5cousin. Lock me in, and let me know when
it-is safe to come out."
SSo off he went to hide, and Jack, after he
had locked him up, let the prince in. They
stayed all night, and in the morning Jack
opened the giant's treasure-room, and helped
the prince to a good share of the treasure,
., ,----. after which he started him on his way. Then
he went and told his cousin that the coast
was clear, and took great credit to himself for
helping him to escape. The giant was very
grateful, and told Jack that he would make him
a fine present. He brought forth a coat, a cap,
a sword, and a pair of shoes, and said:


"Here are four magical gifts. When
you wear the coat no one can see you,
.* ) the cap will enable you to think wisely,
Sthe sword will cut through anything, and
%, with the shoes you can outrun the fastest
wind that blows."
S- With the help of these useful articles,
/ Jack and the prince soon found the ma-
gician, and overcame him, and set the lady
,free. The prince led her to his father's
---- '-l court, where he married her; while Jack,
for his gallantry, was made a Knight of
I -. the Round Table, an honor which was
', \ conferred only on the very bravest.
But Jack would not be idle while there
were any giants left; so he soon set out
i.-, once more to do battle against them. One
St-J \} .- / day, as he passed through a wood, he saw
.- a giant dragging a knight and a handsome
--- lady along by their hair. Jack put on his
magic coat of darkness, and drawing his sword of sharpness, thrust it into the
giant's leg, and gave him such a wound that he fell to the ground, upon which
Jack cut his great ugly head off.
The knight and his lady invited Jack to their castle, but he said that before
he went he wishedto see the giant's den.
"0, do not go near it!" said the lady. "He has a brother there fiercer and
stronger than himself."
But this only made Jack more determined to go. He found the cave easily
enough, for the giant was sitting at the mouth of it, with a great spiked club in
his hands. Jack ran up and gave him a stab with his sword. The giant could
see nobody, but began laying blows all about with his club. Jack easily kept out
of the way, and, meanwhile, continued slashing him with his sword until he killed
him. Then he cut off his head, and sent it, along with his brother's, to the king,
in a wagon-and a very big wagon-load they made.
Then Jack went to pay a visit to the knight and his lady at their castle. He
was received with the greatest honor, and a grand ball was given to celebrate his
exploits. But in the midst of the feasting and dancing, a peasant came to the
castle with the alarming news that Thundel, a savage giant who was a cousin to
the two whom Jack had just killed, was coming, burning with rage, to avenge


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,^ ) their deaths. Every
I one, with the excep-
tion of Jack, was
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S The castle, like all
--' others, had around it.
a deep moat full of
water, which was
S crossed by means of
a drawbridge. Jack
gave orders that the bridge should be sawed nearly through, so that it would
barely stand; and that there should be made ready a rope with a running loop
at one end, similar to those which he had already used to such good purpose in
the case of Blunderbore and his friend. Then he put on his shoes of swiftness
and coat of darkness, and went outside the castle to wait for the giant to come up.
Pretty soon he came tramping along, and although he could not see Jack, his
sense of smell was so keen that he scented him, and he said:
Fee !-Fie !-Foh !-Fum !
I smell the blood of an Englishman.
Be he alive, or be he dead,
His bones I'll grind to make my bread."
Suppose you catch him first," said Jack, saucily, as he threw off his magic
coat and started to run. The giant pursued him with great strides, but Jack's
shoes enabled him to keep ahead. He ran
once around the castle, with the giant after -

drawbridge, which remained strong enough
to support his light weight.
But when the giant followed, it crashed be- '
neath him, and down he went into the water.
As soon as his head b6bbed up, Jack threw
the loop of the rope over it, and drew him / .
to the bank and cut his head off. '
After spending a few days with the '
knight and his lady, Jack set out again.-


He met with an old hermit who told him of a
giant named Galligantus, who lived on a hill near
by, and whose destruction would be a task worthy
of him.
He is a magician," said he, "and always goes
S about with a great owl on his shoulder. He has
"k 'an enchanted castle, in which he holds captive a
SW number of knights and ladies, whom, by his
magic, he has turned into beasts. The means
of breaking the enchantment is engraved on the
inner doorway of the castle, and may be read by
anybody who can pass the outer gates; but these
\\/, are guarded by two griffins which dart fire from
S/ their mouths, and all the brave knights who have
,) yet tried to enter have been destroyed by them.
But with your coat of darkness you can safely
pass them, and once in, you will easily manage
the rest."
Jack started the next morning for the top of the
mountain. There he saw the griffins, but as he
had on his magic coat he passed between them unhurt. Then he came to the
inner doorway, where hung a golden trumpet under which was written:
Whoever can this trumpet blow, shall cause the giant's overthrow."
Jack seized it and blew it with all his might, and the doors flew open with a
crash. The giant ran trembling to hide but Jack
found him, and quickly put an end to him. The
captives were all changed to their own shapes
and Jack went through the castle
and set them free. Among them -'
there was a beautiful young lady,
the daughter of a duke, and Jack -S V k
thought he would see her safely to
her father's castle. Upon the way, 'Z
he fell deeply in love with her; and, "
finding that she returned his affec-
tion, he obtained her father's con- --
sent to their marriage, and they
were wedded and lived long in con- N V


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ALADDIN was the son of a poor widow who
A \lived in a city in China. She had to work hard, to
support herself and Aladdin, and for this reason had
i very little time to look after him. The result was
I'! ^J that although he had a good heart, and loved his
"mother, he grew up with very idle habits.
"' One day, when he was playing in the streets with

showed that he was a stranger came up to him and
told him that he was his father's brother, who had
been away ever since his youth.
Aladdin had never heard that he had an uncle, but
as the man spoke kindly, and told him that he was rich, and intended to do great
things for him and his mother, he saw no reason for doubting him; and when he
proposed that they should take a walk into the country, went along without fear.
The stranger led him quite a distance till they came to a narrow valley between
two high hills. Here he stopped, and ordered Aladdin to collect together all the
dried sticks that he could find about. When they were gathered into a heap he
set fire to them.
Then he threw into the flames some powder
which he had with him, muttering at the same
time strange words which Aladdin could not
understand. Immediately the earth opened, and
disclosed a large flat stone with a ring in it.
He next bade Aladdin take hold of the ring
and lift the stone. It swung back like a trap-
door, and they saw a stone stairway leading
down into the earth.
"Now," said the stranger, "you must go down
the stairway, and pass through three large halls
which lead one into another. From the last you


must go out into a garden, in which you will see a lamp burning. Take the
lamp down, put out the light, and bring it to me."
Although Aladdin had been frightened at what he had seen already, and was
timid about going down; the stranger spoke in such a commanding way that he
smothered his fears, and, after the stranger had put on his finger a ring, which he
said was a charm that would protect him, went down the stairs.
He reached the garden and secured the lamp. As he returned he saw that the
trees in the garden were covered with pieces of glass of beautiful colors. He
gathered a lot of them, and put them away in his pockets.
SAs soon as he reached the stairway, the stranger called to
him to hand up the lamp.
Not till I am safe out of here, Uncle," said Aladdin.
At this the man lost his temper, and commanded him
wrathfully, to hand it up at once.
S ~a B/ But Aladdin was determined not to
part with it until he was safe above
SWhen the stranger saw this he flew
into a rage, and threw some more of the
i powder on the fire. Instantly the stone
I" t' dropped into its place, and Aladdin was
s-." shut in the cavern.
Now the reason for this conduct on
Ow'", .. -/ the part of the stranger was that he was
really not Aladdin's uncle at all, but a
magician from Africa, who had found out,
by his art, the existence and great power
of the lamp, and had to make use of some
one to obtain it, for the garden was en-
chanted in such a way that it would be
death for any one aware of the secret of the lamp to enter it. He had intended
from the first, to leave Aladdin in the cavern, and had picked him out as one about
whose loss there would not be much noise made, as he had no relatives but his poor
mother. It was out of his power to open the cavern a second time, so he departed
as quickly as he could for his home in Africa.
Aladdin remained in the cavern, in complete darkness, for two days. At the
end of that time he thought he was going to die of hunger, and put his hands
together to pray. As he did so he rubbed, by accident, the ring which the ma-
gician had put on his finger. The cavern at once filled with a cloudy light, and an

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immense geni arose out of the ground, and said: What wouldst thou have ? I
am ready to obey thee-I and all the other slaves of that ring."
Aladdin was almost speechless with fright, but managed to say that all he wished
was to be at home once more.
He found himself there almost instantly, safe, but terribly hungry. When he
asked his mother for food, she had to tell him that she had none to give him.
He thought of the lamp and asked her if she could not sell it, and buy something
to eat. She looked at it, and said that if it were cleaned she might be able to get
a little for it.
; So she took a cloth and began to rub it, when, with a clap
of thunder, there arose before them another geni, of terrible
aspect, who said:-
"What would'st thou have? I am ready to obey thee, as
the slave of that lamp-I and all the other
slaves of the lamp."
Aladdin's mother nearly fainted, but Aladdin
took the lamp from her hands and said, boldly:
Bring us something to eat."
SThe geni vanished, but soon came back with
S a silver tray full of the most delicious food,
7; and Aladdin and his mother sat down .and
partook of it.
Aladdin, having discovered the power of the
lamp, continued for some time to provide him-
self and his mother with food in the same way.
They sold the silver trays upon which it was
Served to obtain all else that they needed, and
lived in great comfort. Aladdin quit the com-
pany of street boys, dressed himself neatly, and
sought the society of intelligent people.
One day, as he stood near the entrance to the public baths, he caught a glimpse
of the face of the sultan's daughter, the Princess Balroudour. It was the loveliest
face he had ever seen, and he fell deeply in love with its owner.
When he went home, he told his mother that she must go to the sultan, and
ask for him the hand of the princess in marriage.
"Why, son," said she, "have you lost your senses? The sultan would, most
likely, have me punished for proposing anything so absurd, even if the guards at
the palace gates allowed me to enter, which I doubt."
But, mother," said Aladdin, I have learned many things of late, and amongst


them that those pieces of glass, as we thought them to be, which I brought home
from the underground garden, are gems of the greatest value. I feel sure that if
you take them to the sultan as a present, he will listen favorably to my suit."
His mother resisted long, but at last yielded to his entreaties, and, going to the
sultan's palace, sought entrance to the hall where he gave hearing to those who had
favors to ask of him.
When she stated her business to the sultan, he could not help smiling; but when
he saw the present she offered him, his amusement changed to surprise.
"Indeed, good woman," said he, "your son may well ask for the hand of a prin-
cess if he is rich enough to make such a present as that. I cannot consent, how-
ever, to give him my daughter, without being well assured that he is able to main-
tain her in proper state. So, say to him that if he will send me forty white slaves,
each leading a black slave, and each black slave bearing a vase full of such gems
as these, he shall have the hand of the princess."
When Aladdin's mother gave her son the sultan's message, he was wild with
delight. With the aid of the geni of the lamp he at once complied with the sul-
tan's conditions. No words can describe the amazement of that ruler when the
train of slaves marched in, and Aladdin's mother presented them to him.
Madam," he said, I can no longer doubt the fitness of your son. Tell him
to come hither, for I am impatient to see him."
Upon receiving from his mother this welcome message, Aladdin took his lamp
and retired to his own chamber. There he rubbed it, and the geni appeared.
Aladdin commanded him to convey him to a bath,
and to provide him with garments suitable to appear
in before the sultan. The obedient geni at once car-
ried him to a place where he was undressed by hands
That he could not see, and rubbed and washed with
Scented waters of various degrees of heat, which had
Sa marvelous effect upon his person, rendering his skin
('1 / V ^clear and beautiful, and his body light and buoyant.
\i. Then, instead of his own clothing, he was dressed in
*i /' a suit of the most dazzling magnificence, equal in
richness to the most sumptuous ever worn by a king.
After this the geni transported him back to his chan-
Sber and asked for further commands.
S (" Bring me," said Aladdin, "a horse finer than the
S' best in the sultan's stables, and having a saddle and
Sbridle to correspond. I wish also a train of slaves,
finely clothed, to attend me, together with six female


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slaves for my mother, each carrying a dress fit for an empress. Besides this,
provide each slave with a purse containing a thousand pieces of gold."
The geni soon complied with these demands, and when all was ready, Aladdin
mounted the beautiful charger which stood awaiting him, and set out with his
brilliant retinue for the sultan's palace. He had given orders to the slaves to dis-
tribute the gold in their purses to the people as they passed along, and it will be
readily believed that their movement through the streets caused a great sensation,
and that they received the cheers and acclamations of the throngs that collected.
Upon his arrival at the palace Aladdin was ushered at once into the sultan's
presence. The latter was very much pleased with his looks and bearing, and seat-
ing him upon his right hand, entered into conversation with him. He found him
so intelligent and agreeable that he was completely charmed, and proposed that
the marriage should take place at once.
Aladdin, however, wished to wait until he could build a palace fit for the princess.
To this the sultan agreed, and it was settled that it should be built within the royal
grounds opposite the sultan's own.
Aladdin then took leave of the sultan and returned home. When night had
come, he summoned the geni and gave him orders to construct a palace which
should be worthy of the princess,-one that would surpass in splendor any that had
ever been built. The geni promised to fulfil his wishes and departed.
At daybreak he reappeared, and, with Aladdin's permission, transported him to
the building which he had erected during the night. He conducted him through
all its apartments, and Aladdin found
it to exceed his greatest anticipations.
L "1 Its 'walls were of gold and silver, en-
riched with diamonds, rubies, and other
S'r." precious stones. Its rooms were fur-
tk nished with the richest and most beau-
i:i tiful carpets and hangings, and con-
S-' i tained lamps and ornaments of the
finest materials and most exquisite
.,( workmanship. Besides, there were
beautiful courts, with trees and foun-
j tains; stables full of the finest horses;
storehouses provided with everything
necessary; and a treasury (the key to
which, the geni gave Aladdin), con-
taining vases heaped to the top with
money. And in addition to all there


was a full suite of slaves and attendants, of all
ranks, and for every service.
Aladdin expressed his satisfaction to the geni,
and dismissed him. Then, as early as was '
proper, he went to the sultan's palace to an-
nounce his readiness to celebrate his marriage i'
with the princess. The sultan's amazement at
the quickness with which the palace had been
built was great, in spite of the fact that what /
had gone before had prepared him to expect
wonders, and he was, of course, very curious
to see it. He presented Aladdin to the prin-
cess, at whose feet Aladdin knelt, and declared
in tender words the deep love he felt for her.
Then he conducted her and the sultan to his palace, and their surprise and ad-
miration were unbounded.
The marriage soon took place, with great display; and Aladdin and the princess
lived together, for a time, in complete happiness.
But the fame of all these wonders spread far and wide-even to Africa, where
lived the magician who had left Aladdin in the cavern. He knew at once that
Aladdin must have escaped, and he resolved to go to China and try to get the
lamp away from him.
When he arrived he learned that Aladdin was away hunting, and he made up
his mind to try at once a scheme he had thought of. He bought a stock of lamps,
and went under the palace windows, and began to cry:-
New lamps for old ones! New lamps for old ones! "
This raised such a commotion that it came to the notice of the princess and her
attendants. Wishing to see if the man was in earnest, they searched about for an
old lamp, and, unfortunately, found Aladdin's. This was sent out, and the ma-
gician gladly exchanged a new one for it. That very night he made the geni
transport the palace, with the princess and all the others in it, to Africa.
The next morning, the sultan, as had been his custom ever since Aladdin had
wedded the princess, went, the first thing after he arose, to the window, to feast his
eyes upon the spectacle of Aladdin's beautiful palace. Great, indeed, was his con-
sternation, when he saw that the spot upon which it had stood the day before was
vacant. He rubbed his eyes, and looked again and again, and then tried to per-
suade himself that he was dreaming. But when his bewilderment had passed
away, and he became convinced that the palace was really gone, and the princess
with it, he grew nearly frantic with grief and anxiety, and a terrible rage against

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Aladdin took possession of him. As soon as he heard
that Aladdin had returned from hunting, he gave orders
that he should be seized, and loaded with chains, and .-
brought before him. Then he heaped the most crush- /
ing reproaches upon him, and was going to have him o
immediately beheaded. But Aladdin protested his in-
nocence, and begged to have a chance to recover the
princess and palace, agreeing that if he did not succeed ,//
within forty days he should forfeit his life. '/
Go, then," said the sultan, "but if, within that time,
my daughter is not restored, your head shall certainly '
pay the penalty."
Poor Aladdin set forth with very little hope, and / J
after wandering a long time was about to drown him- "
self in despair, when he thought of the magic ring which
he still wore upon his finger. He rubbed it, and the geni appeared and asked
for his commands. Aladdin begged to have his princess and palace restored.
"That is beyond my power," said the geni. Only the slave of the lamp can
do that."
"Then, at least, carry me to where they are," said Aladdin.
He at once found himself under the walls of his palace, where it stood near a
city in Africa. He attracted the attention of one of the slaves of the princess, and
she told her mistress, who gave orders that he should be admitted by a private
Great was the delight of the princess and Aladdin
to be together once more. After they had each ex-
C. pressed their joy at meeting, Aladdin asked the prin-
Spr cess if she knew what had become of the old lamp
which had stood upon a shelf in his dressing-room.
S"Alas," said she, I feared that our disaster might
be due, in some way, to that lamp; and what causes
me the most regret is, that I am myself to blame.
Then she told Aladdin how she had exchanged the
lamp for a new one; and had found herself, the next
morning, in Africa. The princess told him, further,
that the magician came to visit her every day, urging
her to marry him, and telling her that Aladdin had
Been put to death by the order of the sultan, but that
she had refused his proposals with scorn.


Then they arranged a plan to get rid of their enemy. The princess had noticed
that he always carried the lamp about with him, which would make it foolhardy
for Aladdin to attack him openly, as he might call the geni to his aid. So they
resolved to try a more artful scheme. Aladdin went to the city, and bought a
quantity of a drug which was so powerful that the smallest portion would kill any
one who partook of it. He gave this to the princess, and told her to receive the
magician graciously the next time he came, and to invite him to drink some wine,
in which she should put a portion of the drug.
The plan worked perfectly. When the magician next visited her, the princess
received him affably, and invited him to partake of a banquet she had prepared.
She acted her part so well that he suspected nothing, and gave himself up to the
enjoyment of her smiles and the good things set before him. When, at the close
of the evening, she offered him a cup of the drugged wine, and asked him to drink
her health, he put it to his lips and drained it to the last drop. The effect was
immediate, and he fell dead instantly. Aladdin came, and after first securing the
lamp, directed that the body be thrown out of the window. Then he called the
geni, and ordered him to carry the palace back to China.
When the sultan beheld the palace in its former place, he ran to seek the prin-
cess; and when he found her safe, embraced her with joy. His anger against
Aladdin vanished, and he gave a great feast to celebrate the happy turn events had
Ever after, Aladdin was very careful to keep his lamp in a secure place, and
nothing further occurred to spoil his happiness.
When the sultan died, at a good old age, the princess succeeded to the throne,
and shared the government with Aladdin. They ruled wisely, and lived long,
honored and loved by their people.

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