How canst thou see to sew? At first, the story suggests he will suffer because of greed - but then cleverness saves the day. And for being smart, no less. You see that Cogia Houssain sought your friendship with a treacherous design to take away my life; and if he had succeeded, there is no doubt but he would have sacrificed you also to his revenge. This story was a story of greed and compassion and just over all love. Then she unbound the kerchief and bade me sew together first the corpse and then the shroud, which having done she again blindfolded me and led me back to the stead whence she had brought me and left me there. Look into all the other jars. He then made the best of his way to town.
A second robber goes to the tailor and finally comes to the house of Kasim. Morgiana finds out about the plot and kills the robbers by putting boiling oil in their jars. The two pieces of gold were great temptations to Baba Mustapha. Cassim not only gets him drunk to learn his secret gold source but also plans to rob him at the grand wedding with Morgiane. One day, when Ali Baba was in the forest and had just cut wood enough to load his asses, he saw at a distance a great cloud of dust, which seemed to approach him.
Kasim and Ali Baba are brothers. When the thieves are gone, Ali Baba enters the cave himself, and takes some of the treasure home. Worse, he is fooled twice by the robber captain, in two different disguises. He calls himself Khwajah Hasan and soon forms acquaintance with his fellow-shopkeepers and especially towards the son of Kasim. Cassim is married to a rich wife, while Baba works hard to support himself and his own family. » What I have noticed, which I think greatly glues this film to the viewers impression after so many lapsed years, is solid non-ambitious scenario, it is an easy story, really, yet some tricks of great master of film making are: 1. When the 40 thieves return that night, they cannot identify the correct house and the head thief kills the lesser thief.
At once he bound in his saddlecloth a load of ashrafis such as his horse could bear and brought it home, and in after days he showed the hoard to his sons and sons' sons and taught them how the door could he caused to open and shut. Morgiana bade him look in the first jar and see if there was any oil. The thieves, finding the body gone, realize that yet another person must know their secret, and set out to track him down. In due time Ali Baba married his brother's son to Morgiana with great pomp, and spread a bride-feast in most sumptuous fashion for his friends and neighbours, and made merry with them and enjoyed singing and all manner of dancing and amusements. At first Ali Baba is dismayed but after finding the dagger with the Captain rejoices.
It is now night, and he has not returned. So the handmaiden rose and with oil-can in hand walked to the shed where stood the leathern jars all ranged in rows. When Morgiana saw him depart, she went to bed, satisfied and pleased to have succeeded so well in saving her master and family. She went home again, and waited patiently till midnight. Then getting no reply he came downstairs and went out to the jars, and finding that all his men were slain he fled through the darkness I know not whither. After which the three, raising the dead body, bore it forth with all heed and vigilance and privily buried it in the garden, and for many years no one know aught thereof. He brought away as much gold as he could carry, and returned to town.
He could have feasted his eyes all day on the treasures, but he now hastened to gather together as much of it as possible; but when he was ready to go he could not remember what to say for thinking of his great riches. Ali Baba's wife went home and set the measure on the heap of gold, and filled it and emptied it often, to her great content. The thieves find him there, and kill him. He proposes his nephew to marry Morgiana which he consents to. Still must I wait awhile until the slave-boy and the cook-maid shall have eaten and lain down to rest them in the kitchen. In the meantime, our comrade who brought us the good news and I will go and find out the house, that we may consult what had best be done. As a reward, Ali Baba married Morgiana to his son and they all lived happily with the thieves' treasure.
Therefore I made the marks on all the other doors in such perfect conformity with those I found, that it would be hard to distinguish amongst them. The tailor presently consented for greed of gain, so tying a kerchief tightly over his eyes she led him by the hand to the house wherein lay the dead body of her master. When the 40 thieves arrive again, they kill him, cut his body into quarters, and hang him up in the cave to scare anyone else who may trespass. On this wise perchance thou mayest hit upon the site. He put as much gold into his saddle-bag as his horse would carry, and returned to town. Ali Baba and his son, shocked at this action, cried out aloud. For some days indeed have I had inkling of such matter, but withheld it from thee, deeming it inexpedient to risk the chance of its meeting the neighbors' ears.
I owe, therefore, my life to you; and, for the first token of my acknowledgment, I give you your liberty from this moment, till I can complete your recompense as I intend. To her shock, she finds a gold coin sticking to the scales and tells her husband. I must not, by order of the physician who cured me lately of my complaint, eat aught of food prepared with salt. Of these forty thieves there yet remain two others concerning whose case I know naught; so beware of them, but chiefly of the third remaining robber, their Captain, who fled hence alive. I do believe that Ali Baba was not selfish because of all the help he gave to his people. In any case, the earliest known text of the story is Galland's French version.
The girl then relays the news to Cassim and the Khan, who decide to welcome Ali in a fitting manner. And I forewarn thee, an thou tell me not the whole truth, I will give notice of those ashrafis to the wah, then shalt thou forfeit all thy wealth and he disgraced and thrown into gaol. He rose early next morning, and set out with ten mules loaded with great chests. Look now into all the jars, one by one from first to last. This supports the idea that even the poorest of men can come across good fortune. Be warned, though, that by being true to the original, it's a bit gruesome for younger readers.
For many days he hath nor spoken nor tasted aught of food, so that almost we despair of his life. One of the thieves goes down to the town and comes across Baba Mustafa, who mentions that he has just sewn a dead man's body back together. Therefore I made the marks on all the other doors in such perfect conformity with those I found that it would be hard to distinguish amongst them. They stayed some time inside, and Ali Baba, fearing they might come out and catch him, was forced to sit patiently in the tree. The slave girl Morgiana discovered the thieves hiding and poured boiling oil on them, killing them.