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The Arabian Nights - Chapter 27, Alaeddin: Or, the Wonderful Lamp Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 27, Alaeddin: Or, the Wonderful Lamp Summary

An Egyptian named Alaeddin is such a lazy good for nothing that he refuses to learn his father's trade as a tailor. After his father's death, Alaeddin still refuses to work even so much as to help his mother. When Alaeddin is fifteen, a powerful wizard named the Darwaysh from the Maghribi comes from Morocco to find Alaeddin. Ancient writings tell that a boy named Alaeddin in Egypt can be used to open a giant buried treasure vault that holds a magic lamp.

The Maghribi wizard poses as a long-lost uncle and beguiles Alaeddin and Alaeddin's mother with lies and gold. He offers to set up Alaeddin as a gentleman merchant, or Khwajah, and buys him a fine suit and takes him to the Hammam baths. The Maghribi lures Alaeddin outside the city...

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