THE YOUNG KING OF THE BLACK ISLES 53
' Do you know it is a whole year's journey from here? You came here in a few hours because it was enchanted. But I will accompany you on your journey.'
8 It will give me much pleasure if you will escort me,' said the Sultan, ' and as I have no children, I will make you my heir.'
The Sultan and the prince set out together, the Sultan laden with rich presents from the King of the Black Isles.
The day after he reached his capital the Sultan assembled his court and told them all that had befallen him, and told them how he intended to adopt the young king as his heir.
Then he gave each man presents in proportion to his rank.
As for the fisherman, as he was the first cause of the deliverance of the young prince, the Sultan gave him much money, and made him and his family happy for the rest of their days.