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The Arabian Nights - Chapter 8, The Tale of Kamar Al-Zaman Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8, The Tale of Kamar Al-Zaman Summary

Long ago there lived on the Canary Islands a King named Shahriman who at long last had a son. He named his son Kamar al-Zaman and raised him in hopes of marrying him to rule the kingdom. Later when King Shahriman asks his son to marry, Kamar says that marriage would be the cup of death because he has read much about the wickedness of women. The King seeks the counsel of the Wazir who says to wait a year then bring Kamar to the full court of Grandees and Officers of State and Captains to ask again about marriage. When the year has passed, the King summons his court and tells his son it is time to marry. Kamar calls the King stupid as if he had forgotten the answer given twice...

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