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1.3 The Second Old Man and The 2 Black Dogs

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Great Prince of the genies, you must know that these two black dogs, which you see here, and myself, are three brothers. Our father, when he died, left us one thousand sequins each. With this sum we all embarked in business as merchants. My two brothers determined to travel, that they might trade in foreign parts. They were both unfortunate, and returned at the end of two years in a state of abject poverty, having lost their all.[32] I had in the meanwhile prospered. I gladly received them, and gave them one thousand sequins each, and again set them up as merchants. Read the rest of this entry