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Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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264:              THE FAIR CIRCASSIANS
the dervish travelling with the two Circassians who had stolen the talismans from the Jews. I jumped up and tried to fly to my cave, but they were too quick for me, and just as we reached your garden they snatched the bag which contained the little black pig aud flung it into the sea. By this act, which delivers your son, I would pray you to forgive them for any wrpngs they may have done you — nay more, that you will recompense them for it.'
The Bassa granted the holy man's request, and seeing that the two Jews had fallen victims to the charms of the Circassian ladies, gave his consent to their union, which was fixed to take place at the same time as that of Izaf with the wise Sumi. The Cadi was sent for, and the Jews exchanged the hats of their race for the turbans of the followers of the Prophet. Then, after so many mis­fortunes, the Bassa's three sons entreated their father to delay their happiness no longer, and the six marriages were performed by the Cadi at the hour of noon.
[Cabinet des Fees.]
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