The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night/Volume 3

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The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night' , translated by Richard Francis Burton
Volume 3
The Book of the One Thousand and One Nights (Arabic: كتاب ألف ليلة وليلة‎ - kitāb 'alf layla wa-layla; Persian: هزار و یک شب - Hezār-o yek šab) is a collection of stories collected over many centuries by various authors, translators and scholars in various countries.


Frontispiece

A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments, now entituled

THE BOOK OF THE

THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT

WITH INTRODUCTION EXPLANATORY NOTES ON THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF MOSLEM MEN AND A TERMINAL ESSAY UPON THE HISTORY OF THE NIGHTS

VOLUME III.

BY

Richard F. Burton

PRINTED BY THE BURTON CLUB FOR PRIVATE SUBSCRIBERS ONLY

Bassorah Edition

Limited to one thousand numbered sets of which this is

Number 367

Inscribed to the Memory

of

A Friend

Who During A Friendship of Twenty-Six Years Ever Showed Me The Most Unwearied Kindness

Richard Monckton Milnes

Baron Houghton.

CONTENTS OF THE THIRD VOLUME

CONTINUATION OF THE TALE OF KING OMAR BIN AL-NU'UMAN AND HIS SONS SHARRKAN AND ZAU AL-MAKAN.

 aa. Continuation of The Tale of Aziz and Azizah ..1

 ab. Conclusion of the Tale of King Omar Bin Al-Nu'uman and his Sons Sharrkan and Zau al-Makan...48

 b. Tale of the Hashish-Eater ... 91

 c. Tale of Hammad the Badawi ... 104

1. THE BIRDS AND BEASTS AND THE CARPENTER ... 114

 (Lane, II. 52-59. The Fable of the Peacock and Peahen, the Duck, the Young Lion, the Ass, the Horse, the Camel, and the Carpenter, etc.)

2 THE HERMITS ... 125

3. THE WATER-FOWL AND THE TORTOISE ... 129

4. THE WOLF AND THE FOX ... 132

 (Lane, II, 59-69. The Fable of the Fox and the Wolf.)

 a. Tale of the Falcon and the Partridge ... 138

5. THE MOUSE AND THE ICHNEUMON ... 147

6. THE CAT AND THE CROW ... 149

7. THE FOX AND THE CROW ... 150

 a. The Flea and the Mouse ... I51

 b. The Saker and the Birds ... 154

 c. The Sparrow and the Eagle ... 155

8. THE HEDGEHOG AND THE WOOD PIGEONS .... 156

 a. The Merchant and the Two Sharpers ... 158

9. THE THIEF AND HIS MONKEY ... 159

 a. The Foolish Weaver ... ib.

10. THE SPARROW AND THE PEACOCK . . . . . .161

11. ALI BIN BAKKAR AND SHAMS AL-NAHAR ... 162

 (Lane, Vol. II., Chapt. ix. Story of Alee the Son of Bakkar, and Shams en-Nahar, p. l.)

12. TALE OF KAMAR, AL-ZAMAN ... 212

 (Lane, Chapt. x. Story of the Prince Kamar ez-Zeman and the Princess Budur, p. 78 and ibid. p. I49.

 Story of the Two Princes El-Amjad and El-As'ad, p. 149.)