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

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NOUREDDIN AND THE FAIR PERSIAN 279
Before any of the merchants had bid, Saouy happened to pass that way, and judging that it must be a slave of extraordinary beauty, rode up to Hagi Hassan and desired to see her. Now it was not the custom to show a slave to a private bidder, but as no one dared to disobey the vizir his request was granted.
SAOUY TRIES TO TAKE THE BEAUTIFUL PERSIAN FROM NOUREDDIN
As soon as Saouy saw the Persian he was so struck by her beauty, that he immediately wished to possess her, and not knowing that she belonged to Noureddin, he desired Hagi Hassan to send for the owner and to con­clude the bargain at once.
Hagi Hassan then sought Noureddin, and told him that his slave was going far below her value, and that if Saouy
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