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The Arabian Nights - Chapter 1, The Fisherman and the Jinni Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1, The Fisherman and the Jinni Summary

A fisherman cast his net three times, bringing up a dead donkey, a pitcher of sand, and broken pottery. Each time he praises Allah and begs for mercy, and on his fourth cast he brings up a copper jar sealed with a seal of Lord Sulayman, son of David. The fisherman pries off the seal and rubs the jar, releasing a giant black Jinni. The Jinni is angry at having been trapped in the jar for 1800 years, so he tells the fisherman that he will kill him. The fisherman argues that such a large Jinni could not have fit in the jar, so the Jinni returns to the jar. The fisherman plugs the jar and says that he will throw the jar back into the sea because the Jinni would have repaid a...

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