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Children's Classic Fairy Tales From The East, Edited By Andrew Lang

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THE ARABIAN NIGHTS
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' It would be an excellent thing to do,' returned the grand-vizir, ' but how do you propose to accomplish it ?'
' My father,' answered Scheherazade, ' it is you who have to provide the Sultan daily with a fresh wife, and
SCHEHERAZADE, DINARZADE, AND THE SULTAN
I implore you, by all the affection you bear me, to allow the honour to fall upon me.'
' Have you lost your senses ?' cried the grand-vizir, starting back in horror. ' What has put such a thing into your head ? You ought to know by this time what it means to be the Sultan's bride !'
* Yes, my father, I know it well,' replied she, ' and I
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