Category Archives: 1 – Tales of Merchant and Jinni

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

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1.2 THE FIRST OLD MAN AND THE HIND

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The hind, whom you, Lord Genie, see here, is my wife. I married her when she was twelve years old, and we lived together thirty years, without having any children. At the end of that time I adopted into my family a son, whom a slave had borne. This act of mine excited against the mother and her child the hatred and jealousy of my wife. During my absence on a journey she availed herself of her knowledge of magic to change the slave and my adopted son into a cow and a calf, and sent them to my farm to be fed and taken care of by the steward. Read the rest of this entry

1.2 Kisah Syekh Pertama dan Seekor Rusa

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“Kini dengarlah kisahku wahai Ifrit, tahukah kau bahwa rusa ini sebenarnya adalah sepupuku, dan juga istriku, dia adalah anak dari pamanku. Saat aku menikahinya, usianya baru 12 tahun. Dia merawatku bukan saja sebagai seorang saudara dan suami, tapi juga merawatku seperti ia merawat ayahnya sendiri.
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1.1 THE MERCHANT AND THE GENIE

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There was formerly, sire, a merchant, who was possessed of great wealth, in land, merchandise, and ready money. Having one day an affair of great importance to settle at a considerable distance from home, he mounted his horse, and with only a sort of cloak-bag behind him, in which he had put a few biscuits and dates, he began his journey. He arrived without any accident at the place of his destination; and having finished his business, set out on his return.
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1.1 Kisah Saudagar dan Jin Ifrit

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“Tuan,” kata Sheherazade, ‘dahulu kala ada seorang saudagar yang sangat kaya raya. Dia memiliki tanah yang luas, harta yang berlimpah dan tentu saja uang yang banyak. Banyak sekali pekerja dan buruh yang menggantungkan hidupnya pada si saudagar. Suatu hari dia bermaksud untuk melakukan perjalanan perniagaan ke negeri yang jauh. Dia menaikan barang dagangannya ke punggung kudanya dan sebuah kantung besar yang ia bawa di punggungnya penuh berisi roti, madu dan kurma serta air untuk bekal perjalanannya. Maklumlah, ia harus melewati padang pasir yang tandus dimana tidak ada satu pun kehidupan di sana.
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