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After attempting 1000 schemes, I drew up blind ladies. They stated they have been peris, and that their king had blinded them in his anger and had left them within the good by myself. ' "Now," they stated, "if you'll get us the therapy for our blindness we are going to dedicate ourselves on your carrier, and should do no matter what you would like. " ' "What is the treatment on your blindness? " ' "Not faraway from this place," they acknowledged, "a cow comes up from the nice sea to graze; a bit of her dung may remedy us. we should always be endlessly your borrowers. don't permit the cow see you, or she is going to usually kill you. " 'With renewed power and spirit I went to the shore. There I watched the cow arise from the ocean, graze, and return. Then I got here out of my hiding, took a bit of her dung and conveyed it to the peris. They rubbed it on their eyes, and through the Divine may possibly observed back. 'They thanked heaven and me, after which thought of what they can do to teach their gratitude to me. "Our peri-king," they stated, "has a daughter whom he retains lower than his personal eye and thinks the main attractive woman in the world. In strong sooth, she has now not her equivalent! Now we are going to get you into her apartment and also you needs to win her center, and if she has a bent for an additional, you need to force it out and win her for your self. Her mom loves her so dearly that she has no ease yet in her presence, and he or she will supply her to not anyone in marriage. educate her to like you in order that she can't exist with out you. but when the problem turns into recognized to her mom she is going to have you ever burned within the fireplace. then you definately needs to beg, as a final favour, that your physique can be anointed with oil so you could burn the extra fast and be spared torture. If the peri-king permits this favour, we will be ready to be your anointers, and we are going to placed an oil on you such that should you have been one thousand years within the fireplace no longer a hint of burning may stay. " 'In the top the 2 peris. took me to the girl's condominium. I observed her sound asleep daintily. She was once most adorable, and that i was once so surprised on the perfection of her good looks that I stood with senses misplaced, and didn't recognize if she have been genuine or a dream. while finally I observed that she used to be a true lady, I again thank you that I, the runner, had come to my aim, and i, the seeker, had came upon my treasure. 'When the peri opened her eyes she requested in affright: "Who are you? have you ever come to scouse borrow? How did you get the following? Be quickly! retailer your self from this whirlpool of destruction, for the demons and peris. who defend me will wake and grab you. " 'But love's arrow had struck me deep, and the lady, too, regarded kindly on me. i couldn't leave. For a few months I remained hidden in her residence. 'We didn't dare to enable her mom be aware of of our love. occasionally the lady used to be very unhappy and anxious lest her mom should still come to understand. sooner or later her father acknowledged to her: "Sweetheart, for your time i've got spotted that your attractiveness isn't what it was once. How is that this? Has disorder touched you? inform me that i'll search a treatment. " unluckily! there has been now no means of concealing the mingled satisfaction and suffering of our love; from mystery it grew to become recognized.

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