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The Second Calendar, Son Of A King The Second Calendar, Son Of A King

The Second Calendar, Son Of A King
"Madam," said the young man, addressing Zobeida, "if you wish to know how I lost my right eye, I shall have to tell you the story of my whole life."I was scarcely more than a baby, when the king my father, finding me unusually quick and clever for my age, turned his thoughts to my education. I was taught first to read and write, and then to learn the Koran, which is the basis of our holy religion, and the better to understand it, I read with my tutors the ablest commentators on its teaching, and committed to memory all the... Short Stories - Post by : camtex1 - Date : June 2010 - Author : Andrew Lang - Read : 1968

The First Calender, Son Of A King The First Calender, Son Of A King

The First Calender, Son Of A King
In order, madam, to explain how I came to lose my right eye, and to wear the dress of a Calender, you must first know that I am the son of a king. My father's only brother reigned over the neighbouring country, and had two children, a daughter and a son, who were of the same age as myself.As I grew up, and was allowed more liberty, I went every year to pay a visit to my uncle's court, and usually stayed there about two months. In this way my cousin and I became very intimate, and were much attached to... Short Stories - Post by : chris1492 - Date : June 2010 - Author : Andrew Lang - Read : 3543

The Three Calenders, The Sons Of Kings, And Of Five Ladies Of Bagdad The Three Calenders, The Sons Of Kings, And Of Five Ladies Of Bagdad

The Three Calenders, The Sons Of Kings, And Of Five Ladies Of Bagdad
In the reign of the Caliph Haroun-al-Raschid, there lived at Bagdad a porter who, in spite of his humble calling, was an intelligent and sensible man. One morning he was sitting in his usual place with his basket before him, waiting to be hired, when a tall young lady, covered with a long muslin veil, came up to him and said, "Pick up your basket and follow me." The porter, who was greatly pleased by her appearance and voice, jumped up at once, poised his basket on his head, and accompanied the lady, saying to himself as he went, "Oh, happy... Short Stories - Post by : anglox - Date : June 2010 - Author : Andrew Lang - Read : 2089

The Young King Of The Black Isles The Young King Of The Black Isles

The Young King Of The Black Isles
You must know, sire, that my father was Mahmoud, the king of this country, the Black Isles, so called from the four little mountains which were once islands, while the capital was the place where now the great lake lies. My story will tell you how these changes came about.My father died when he was sixty-six, and I succeeded him. I married my cousin, whom I loved tenderly, and I thought she loved me too.But one afternoon, when I was half asleep, and was being fanned by two of her maids, I heard one say to the other, "What a pity... Short Stories - Post by : imported_n/a - Date : June 2010 - Author : Andrew Lang - Read : 1814

The Vizir Who Was Punished The Vizir Who Was Punished

The Vizir Who Was Punished
There was once upon a time a king who had a son who was very fond of hunting. He often allowed him to indulge in this pastime, but he had ordered his grand-vizir always to go with him, and never to lose sight of him. One day the huntsman roused a stag, and the prince, thinking that the vizir was behind, gave chase, and rode so hard that he found himself alone. He stopped, and having lost sight of it, he turned to rejoin the vizir, who had not been careful enough to follow him. But he lost his way. Whilst... Short Stories - Post by : prodigy - Date : June 2010 - Author : Andrew Lang - Read : 1189

The Husband And The Parrot The Husband And The Parrot

The Husband And The Parrot
A good man had a beautiful wife, whom he loved passionately, and never left if possible. One day, when he was obliged by important business to go away from her, he went to a place where all kinds of birds are sold and bought a parrot. This parrot not only spoke well, but it had the gift of telling all that had been done before it. He brought it home in a cage, and asked his wife to put it in her room, and take great care of it while he was away. Then he departed. On his return he asked... Short Stories - Post by : Hugo_San - Date : June 2010 - Author : Andrew Lang - Read : 3466

The Greek King And The Physician Douban The Greek King And The Physician Douban

The Greek King And The Physician Douban
In the country of Zouman, in Persia, there lived a Greek king. This king was a leper, and all his doctors had been unable to cure him, when a very clever physician came to his court.He was very learned in all languages, and knew a great deal about herbs and medicines.As soon as he was told of the king's illness he put on his best robe and presented himself before the king. "Sire," said he, "I know that no physician has been able to cure your majesty, but if you will follow my instructions, I will promise to cure you without... Short Stories - Post by : CONSTANCE - Date : June 2010 - Author : Andrew Lang - Read : 3276

The Second Old Man, And Of The Two Black Dogs The Second Old Man, And Of The Two Black Dogs

The Second Old Man, And Of The Two Black Dogs
Great prince of the genii, you must know that we are three brothers--these two black dogs and myself. Our father died, leaving us each a thousand sequins. With this sum we all three took up the same profession, and became merchants. A short time after we had opened our shops, my eldest brother, one of these two dogs, resolved to travel in foreign countries for the sake of merchandise. With this intention he sold all he had and bought merchandise suitable to the voyages he was about to make. He set out, and was away a whole year. At the end... Short Stories - Post by : E._Olsen - Date : June 2010 - Author : Andrew Lang - Read : 1144

The First Old Man And Of The Hind The First Old Man And Of The Hind

The First Old Man And Of The Hind
I am now going to begin my story (said the old man), so please attend.This hind that you see with me is my wife. We have no children of our own, therefore I adopted the son of a favorite slave, and determined to make him my heir.My wife, however, took a great dislike to both mother and child, which she concealed from me till too late. When my adopted son was about ten years old I was obliged to go on a journey. Before I went I entrusted to my wife's keeping both the mother and child, and begged her to... Short Stories - Post by : Lynas - Date : June 2010 - Author : Andrew Lang - Read : 1409

The Merchant And The Genius The Merchant And The Genius

The Merchant And The Genius
Sire, there was once upon a time a merchant who possessed great wealth, in land and merchandise, as well as in ready money. He was obliged from time to time to take journeys to arrange his affairs. One day, having to go a long way from home, he mounted his horse, taking with him a small wallet in which he had put a few biscuits and dates, because he had to pass through the desert where no food was to be got. He arrived without any mishap, and, having finished his business, set out on his return. On the fourth day... Short Stories - Post by : TMSpats - Date : June 2010 - Author : Andrew Lang - Read : 1285

Arabian Nights Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights
In the chronicles of the ancient dynasty of the Sassanidae, who reigned for about four hundred years, from Persia to the borders of China, beyond the great river Ganges itself, we read the praises of one of the kings of this race, who was said to be the best monarch of his time. His subjects loved him, and his neighbors feared him, and when he died he left his kingdom in a more prosperous and powerful condition than any king had done before him.The two sons who survived him loved each other tenderly, and it was a real grief to the... Short Stories - Post by : jimn10 - Date : June 2010 - Author : Andrew Lang - Read : 1013