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The Arabian Nights - Chapter 16, The Ebony Horse Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16, The Ebony Horse Summary

King Sabur of the Persians is a just and generous king with three lovely daughters. One festival day three foreign wise men arrive with gifts for him. The Indian gives him a golden statue of a man with a trumpet, saying that the statue should be placed at the gates and that it will blow the trumpet, killing any enemies who try to enter. The Greek gives a silver bowl that has a golden peacock with twenty-four golden chicks inside. The peacock pecks a chick to signal each hour. At the end of the month, the peacock opens his mouth to reveal a crescent moon. The Persian gives a black ebony horse with a jewel-encrusted saddle that will fly its rider a year's journey in a day. King Sabur grants the three men marriage to his three...

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