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The Arabian Nights - Conclusion Summary & Analysis

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Conclusion, Summary

In the 1001 nights of storytelling, Shahrazad bears three sons to King Shahryar. She humbles herself before him and asked permission to ask for a favor. The King says he will grant whatever she asks of him. She then gathers her sons and places them between herself and the King and says, "O King of the age, these are thy children and I crave that thou release me from the doom of death, as a dole to these infants; for, an thou kill me, they will become motherless and will find none among women to rear them as they should be reared."

At this the King weeps and hugs his sons, saying that he had pardoned her before the sons were born because of her chaste, pure, ingenuous and pious character. He praises her and then he prepares a marriage contract to elevate her...

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