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The Arabian Nights - Chapter 24, Khalifah the Fisherman of Baghdad Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 24, Khalifah the Fisherman of Baghdad Summary

Khalifah the bachelor cast his net into the river ten times and drew it back empty. He prayed to honor Allah's greatness and mercy before casting his net again. This time he catches a one-eyed, lame ape that he ties to a tree. Allah makes the ape speak and it tells Khalifah to cast his net again. This time Khalifah catches an ape wearing a tattered waistcloth. This second ape has henna-dyed hands and Kohl-lined eyes. Khalifah casts his net again and catches a third ape. The third ape is red, wearing a blue waistcloth and he says he is the ape of Abu al-Sa'adat the Jew. The ape says that every day he greets Abu al-Sa'adat the Jew, Abu gains five ducats and every night when he says good evening Abu gains...

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