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The Arabian Nights - Chapter 19, Sindbad the Seaman and Sindbad the Landsman Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19, Sindbad the Seaman and Sindbad the Landsman Summary

In Bagdad during the reign of Caliph Harun al-Rashid, there lives a poor laborer named Sindbad the Hammal (or porter) who stops to pray in humility in front of a great mansion. The owner of the mansion invites Sindbad in, saying that his name is also Sindbad, Sindbad the Seaman, and he tells him the story of his seven voyages.

The First Voyage of Sindbad Hight The Seaman

As a young man, Sindbad squanders his inheritance until all he has left are 3,000 dirhams, which he uses to travel and rebuild his estate through buying and selling. His ship stops at an island and many disembark to make fires and wash clothes. The captain cries out that the island is a great fish, and many scramble back to the ship...

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