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The Arabian Nights - Chapter 9, Hatim of the Tribe of Tayy Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9, Hatim of the Tribe of Tayy Summary

When Hatim died he was buried on a mountain top, and set about his tomb were two stone troughs and two stone statues of girls with disheveled hair. At night locals said they heard crying from the tomb. One night the King of Himyar camped near the tomb and heard the wailing. He was told of the tomb and he cried out in jest to Hatim that he was hungry and then he fell asleep. In a dream he saw Hatim slay his camel, so the King of Himyar awoke and found his camel dying. His servants cooked the beast. The next morning Hatim's son arrived with a camel for the King of Himyar. Hatim told him in a dream to replace the camel and the King of Himyar marveled at...

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