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The Arabian Nights - Chapter 25, Abu Kir the Dyer and Abu Sir the Barber Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 25, Abu Kir the Dyer and Abu Sir the Barber Summary

Abu Kir the Dyer operates his business in Alexandria beside the business of Abu Sir the Barber. Abu Kir is a liar and a cheat who sells the goods given to him to dye and then tells the owner that they were stolen. He continues this pattern until an angry customer complains to the Kazi. The Kazi locks up Abu Kir's shop and announces that the key will be returned to Abu Kir after the angry man's goods are returned to him.

Abu Kir convinces Abu Sir to close up the barber shop and become equal partners in business. They recite the Fatihah (the opening chapter of the Koran) to bind their oath that they will support one another and store up savings in a...

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