Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: He sbows and " Now Allah be blessed !" men say : " Extol we hi Maker and Fashioner aye 1 The king of the fair1 this is, snre, one and til; Ay, his thralls, every one, and his liegemen are they." The boy grew and flourished till he came to the age of five years, when his father the Sultan assigned him a governor skilled and versed in all sciences and philosophies, and he proceeded to teach him till he excelled in all manner of knowledge and became a young man.' Then the Sultan bade bring him before himself, and assembling all the grandees of his realm and the chiefs of his subjects, proceeded to admonish him before them, saying to him, " O my sqn Zein ul Asnam, behold, I am grown stricken in years and am presently sick; and belike this sickness will be the last of my life in this world and thou shall sit in my stead; [wherefore I desire to admonish thee]. Beware, 0 my son, lest thou oppress any or turn a deaf ear to the complaining of the poor; but do thou justify, the oppressed after the measure of thy might. And look thou believe not all that shall be said to thee by the great ones of the people, but trust 1 Milak, plural ofmeliA, a fair one. 1 Kkemseh seniu. Burton, "fifteen." 1 SAati, adult, man between sixteen and thirty. chapter{Section 4them still for the most part to the voice of the common folk; for the great will deceive thee, seeing they seek that which befitteth themselves, not that which befitteth the subject." Then, after a few days, the Sultan's sickness redoubled on him and he accomplished his term and died; and as for his son Zein ul Asnam, he arose and donning the raiment of woe, [mourned] for his father the space of six days. On the seventh day he arose and going forth to the Divan, sat down on the throne of the sultanate and held a court, wh...
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