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The Story of GULNARE of the Sea (2) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (2)

  The merchant and the slave-girl therefore came to him ; and when he saw her, he found her to resemble the lance in straightness and slenderness.

  She was wrapped in a garment of silk embroidered with gold, and the merchant uncovered her face, whereupon the place was illuminated by her beauty, and there hung down from her forehead seven locks of hair raching to her anklets.

  The king, ther therefore, wondered at the sight of her, and at her beauty, and her stature and justness of form ; and he said to the merchant : " O sheikh, for how much is this damsel to be sold ? "

  The merchant answered : " O my lord, I perchased her for two thousand pieces of gold of  the merchant who owned her before me, and I have been for three years travelling with her, and she has cost, to the period of her arrival at this place, three thousand pieces of gold ; and she is a present from me unto thee. "

  Upon this, the King conferred upon him with ten thousand pieces of gold.

  So he took them, and kissed the hands of the King, thanking him for his beneficence, and departed.

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The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (3) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (3)

  Then the King committed the damsel to the tirewomen, saying to them : " Amend the state of this damsel, and deck her, ad furnish for her a private chamber, and take her into it. "

  He also gave orders to his chamberlains that everything which she required should be conveyed to her.

  The seat of government where he resided was on the shore of the sea, and his city was called the White City.

  And they conducted the damsel into a private chamber, which chamber had windows overlooking the sea ; and the King commanded his chamberlains to close all the doors upon her after taking to her all that she reqired.

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The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (4) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (4)

  The King then went in to visit damsel ; but she rose not to him, nor took any notice of him.

  So the King said, " It seemeth that she has been with people who have not taught her good manners. "

  And looking at the damsel, he saw her to be a person surpassing in loveliness, her face was like the disk of the moon at the full, or shining sun in the clear sky ; and he wondered at her beauty, extolling the perfection of God、the Creator : then the King advanced to the damsel, and seated himself by her side, pressed her to his bosom, and kissed her lips, which he found to be sweeter than honey.

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The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (5) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (5)

  After this, he gave orders to bring tables of the richest viands, comprising dishes of every kind ; and he ate, and put morsels into her mouth until she was satisfied ; but she spoke not a single word.

  The King talked to her, and inquired of her name ; but she was silent, not uttering a word, nor returning him an answer, ceasing not to hang down her head toward the ground ; and what protected her from the anger of the Kingwas her beauty, and her tenderness of manner.

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The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (6) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (6)

  So the King said within himself, " EXtolled be the perfection of God, the Creator of this damsel ! How elegant is she, saving that she does not speak ! "

  Then the King asked thefemale slaves whethershe ahd spoken ; and they asnswered him : " From the timeof her arrival to present moment she has not spoken one word, and we have not heard her talk. "

  The King therefore caused some of them to come, and sing to her, and make merry with her, thinking that then she might perhaps speak.

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The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (7) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (7)

  Accordingly the female slaves played before her with all kind of musical instruments, and enacted sports and other performances, and they sang so taht every one who was present was moved with delight, except the damsel, who looked at them and was silent, neither laughing nor speaking.

  So the heart of the King was eontracted.
  He however inclined to her entirely, paying no regard to others, but relinquishing all the rest of his favorites.

  He remained with her a whole year, which seemed as one day, and still she spoke not.

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The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (8) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (8)

  One day he said to her, when his passion was excessive : " O desire of souls, verily the love that I have for thee is great, and I have relinquished for thy sake all my worldly portion, and been patient with thee a whole year.
  I beg God that He will, in His grace, soften thy heart toward me, and that thou mayest speak to me. Or, if thou be dumb, inform me by a sign, that I may give up hope of thy speaking.
  I also beg of God that He will bless thee with a son that may inherit my kingdom after me : for I am solitary, having none to be my heir, and my age has become great.
  I conjure thee, then, by Allah, if thou love me, that thou return me a reply. "

  And upon this, the damsel hung her head toward the ground, meditating.

  Then she raised her head, and smiled in the face of the King, whereat it appeared to the King that lightning filled the private chamber.

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The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (9) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (9)

  And she said : " O magnanimous King, God has answered thy prayer ; for I am about to bring thee a child, and the time is almost come. And were it not that I knew this thing, I had not spoken to thee one word. "

  And when the king heard what she said, his face brightened up with happiness, and he kissed her hands by reason of the violence of his joy, and said : " Praise be to God who has favoured me with things that I desired ; the first, thy speaking ; and the second, thy information that thou art about to bring me a child. "

  Then the King arose and went forth from her, and seated himself upon the throne of his kingdom in a state of exceeding happiness, and he ordered the vizier to give out to the poor and the needy a hundred thousand pieces of gold as a thank-offering to God.

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The Story of GLUNARE of the Sea (10) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (10)

  So the vizier did as the King had commanded him.

  And after that, the King sent in to the damsel, and embraced her, saying to her : " O my mistress, wherefore has been this silence, seeing that thou hast been with me a whole year, awake and asleep, yet hast not spoken to me, except on this day ? "

  The damsel answered : " Hear, O King of age, and know that I am a poor person, a stranger, broken-hearted : I have become separated from my mother, and my family, and my brother. "

  And when the King heard her words, he knew her desire, and he replied : " As to thy saying that thou art poor, there is no occasion for such an assertion ; for all my kingdom and possessions are at thy service, and as to thy saying, ' I have become separated from my mother and my family and my brother ' ー inform me in what place they are, and I will send to them, and bring them to thee. "

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The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (11) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (11)

  So she said to him : " Know, O King, that my name is Gulnare (Pomegranate Flower) of the Sea. My father was one of the Kings of the Sea, and he died, and left to us the kingdom ; but while we were enjoying it, another of Kings came upon us, and tookthe kingdom from our hands. I have also a brother named Saleh, and my mother is of the women of the sea ; and I quarrelled with my brother, and swore that I would throw myself into the hands of a man of the inhabitants of the land.
  Accordingly, I came forth from the sea, and sat upon the shore of an island in the moonlight, and there passed by a man who took me and sold me to this man from whom thou tookest me, and he was an excellent, virtuous man, aperson of religion and fifrlity and kindness. "

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The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (12) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (12)

  " But had not thy heart loved me, and hadst thou not preferred me above all thy wives, I had not remained with thee one hour ; for I should have cast myself into the sea from this window, and gone to my mother and my people.
  I was ashamed, however, to go to them ; for they would imagine evil of me, and would not believe me, even though I should swear to them, were I to tell them that a King had purchased me with his money, and chosen me in preference to his other wives and all that his right hand possessed.
  This is my story, and peace be on thee  ! "

  And when he heard her words, he thanked her, and kissed hr between the eyes, and said to her : " By Allah, O my mistress, and light of my eyes, I cannot endure separation from thee for one hour ; and if thou quit me, I shall die instantly. How then shall the affair be ? "

  She answered : " O my master, the time of the birth is near, and my family must come. "
 
  " And how, " said the King, " do they walk in the sea without being wetted ? "

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The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (13) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (13)

  She answered : " We walk in the sea as ye walk upon the land, throughthe influence of the names engraved upon the seal of Solomon, the son of David, upon both of whom be peace !
  But, O King, when my family and my brethren come, I will inform them that thou boughtest me with thy money, and hast treated me with beneficece, and it will be meet that thou confirm my assertion to them.
  They will also see thy state with their eyes, and will know that thou art a King, the son of a King. "

  And thereupon the King said : " O my mistress, do what seemeth fit to thee, and what thou wishest ; for I will comply with thy desire in all that thou wilt do. "

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The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (14) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (14)

  And the damsel said : " " know, O King go age, that we walk in the sea with our eyes open, and see what is in it, and we see the sun, and the moon, and the stars, and the sky as on the face of the earth, and this hurteth us not.
  Know also, that in the sea are many peoples and various forms of all the kinds that are on the land ; and know, moreover, that all that is on the land, in comparison with what is in the sea, is a very amall matter. "

  And the King wondered at her words.

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The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (15) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (15)

  Then the damsel took a bit of aloes-wood and, having lighted a fire in a perfuming-vessel, threw into it that bit, and she proceeded to speak words which no one understood ; whereupon a great smoke arose, while the King looked on.

  After this, she said to the King : " O my lord, arise and conceal thyself in a closet, that I may shew thee my brother and my mother and my family without thier seeing thee ; for I desire to bring them, and thou shalt see in this place, at this time, a wonder, and shalt marvel at the various shapes and strange forms that God has created. "

  So the King arose immediately, and entered a closet, and looked to see what she would do.

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The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (16) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (16)

  And she proceeded to burn perfume and repeat spells until the sea formed and was agitated, of beautiful countenance, like the moon at the full, with shining forehead, and red cheeks, and hair resembling pearls and jewels ; he was, of all the creation, the most like to his sister, and tongue of the case itself seemed to recite in his praise these versed : ー

  The moon becometh perfect once in each month; but the loveliness of the face is perfect every day.
  Its abode is in the heart of one sign at a time ; but thine abode is all hearts at once.


  Afterward, there came forth from the sea a grizzly-haired old woman, and with her five damsels, resembling moons and bearing a likeness to the damsel whose name was Gulnare.

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The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (17) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (17)

  Then the King saw the young man and the old woman and the damsels walk upon the surface of the water until they came to Gulnare ; and when they drew near to the window, and she beheld them, she rose tothem and met them with joy.

  On their seeing her, they knew her, and they went in to her and embraced her, weeping violently ; and they said to her :
" O Gulnare, how it is that thou leavest us for four years, and we know not the place in which thou art ?
  By Allah, we had no delight in food nor in drink a single day, weeping night and day on account of the excess of our longing to see thee. "

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The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (18) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (18)

  Then the damsel began to kiss the hand of her brother, ad the hand of her mother, and so also the hands of the daughters of her uncle, and they sat with her awhile, asking her respecting her state, and the things that ahd happened to her, and her present condition.

  So she said to them :
" Know ye, that when I quitted you, and came forth from the sea, I sat upon the shore of an island, and a man took me, and sold me to a merchant, and the merchant brought me to this city, and sold me to its King for ten thousand pieces of gold.
  Then he treated me with attention, and forsook all his favourites for my sake, and was diverted by his regard for me from everything that he possessed and what was in his city. "

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The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (19) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (19)

  And when her brother heard her words, he said : " Praise be to God who has reunited us ! But it is my desire, O my sister, that thou wouldst arise and go with us to our country and our family. "

  So when the King heard the words of her brother, his reason fled in consequence of his fear lest the damsel shouldaccept the proposal of her kindred, and he could not prevent her, though he was inflamed with love of her ; wherefore he became perplexed in violent fear of her separation.

  But as to the damsel Gulnare, on hearing the words of her brother she said : " By Allah, O my brother, the man who purchased me is the king of this city, and he is a great King, and a man of wisdom, generous, of the utmost liberality. He has treated me with honour, and he is a person of kindness, and of great wealth, but has no male child nor a female. "

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The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (20) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (20)

  " He has shewn me favour too, and acted well to me in every respect ; and from the day when I came to him to the present time, I have not heard from him a word to grieve my heart ; but he has not ceased to treat me with courtesy, and I am living with him in the most perfect of enjoyments.
  Moreover, if I quitted him, he would perish : for he can never endure my separation even for a single hour.
  I also, if I quitted him, should die of my love for him in consequence of his kindness to me during the period of my residence with him ; for if my father were living, my condition with him would not be like my codition with this great, glorious King. "

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The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (21) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (21)

  " God (whose name be exalted !) afflicted me not, but compensated me well ; and as the King has not a male child nor a female, I beg God to bless me with a son that may inherit of this great King these palaces and possessions. "

  And when her brother, and the daughters of her uncle, heard her words, their eyes became cheerful thereat, and they said to her : " O Gulnare, thou art acquinted with our affection for thee, and thou art assured that thou art the dearest of all persons to us, and art certain that we desire for thee comfort, without troubel or toil.
  Therefore if thou be not in a state of comfort, arise and accompany us to our country and our family ; but if thou be comfortable here, in honour and happiness, this is our desire and wish. "

  And Gulnare replied : " By Allah, I am happiness. "

  So when the King heard these words from her, he rehoiced, and he thanked her for them ; his love for her penetrated to his heart's core, and he knew that she loved him as heloved her, and that she desireed to remain with him to see his child which she was bring to him.

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The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (22) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (22)

  Then the damsel Gulnare of the Sea gave orders to the female slaves to bring forward viands of all kinds ; and gulnare herself was the person who superintended the preparation of the viands in the kitchen.

  So the female slaves brought to them the viands, and the sweetmeats, and the fruits ; and she ate wity her family.

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The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (23) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the GULNARE of the Sea (23)

  But afterward they said to her : " O Gulnare, thy-master is a man who is a stranger to us, and we have entered his abode without his permission, and thou praisest to us his excellence, and hast also brought to us his food, and we have eaten, but have not seen him, nor has he seen us, nor come into our presence, nor eaten with us, that the bond of bread and salt might be established between us. "

  And they all desisted from eating, and were enraged at her, and fire began to issue from their mouths as from cressets.

  So when the King beheld this, his reason fled, in consequence of violence of his fear of them.

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The Story of the Gulnare of the Sea (24) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the Gulnare of the Sea (24)

  Then Gulnare rose to them and soothed their hearts ; after which she walked along until she entered the closet in which was the king her master ; and she said to him : " O my master didn't thou seem and didn't thou hear my thanks to thee and my praise of thee in the presence of my family ; and didn't thou hear what they said to me, that they desired to take me with them to our family and our country ? "

  The King answered her : " I heard and saw. May God recompense thee ! By Allah, I knew not the extent of the love that thou feeblest for me until this blessed hour "

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The Story of the Gulnare of the Sea (25) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the Gulnare of the Sea (25)

  She replied : " O my master, is the recompence of beneficence aught  but beneficence ? How then could my heart to happy to quit thee, and to depart from thee ? Now I desire of thy goodness that thou come and salute my family, that they may see thee, and that pleasure and mutual frendship may ensue. 
  For now, O King, that my brother and my mother and the daughters of my uncle have conceived a great love for thee in consequence of my praising thee to them, and they have said, " We will not deaprt from thee to our country until we have an interview with the King, and salute him. "

  And the King said to her ; " I hear and obey ; for this is what I desire. "

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The Story of the Gulnare of the Sea (26) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the Gulnare of the Sea (26)

  He then rose fron his place, and went to them, and salted them with the best salutation ; and they hastened to rise to him ; they met him in the most  polite manner, and he sat with them in the pavilion, ate with them at the table, and remained with them for a period  of thirty days.

 Then they desired to return to their country and abode.

  So they took leave of the KIng and Queen Gulnare of the Sea, and departed from them, after the King had treated them with the utmost honour.

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The Story of the Gulnare of the Sea (27) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the Gulnare of the Sea (27)

  After this Gulnare gave birth to aboy, resembling themoon at the full, whereat the King experienced the utmost happiness, because he had not before been blessed with a son nor a daughter during his life.

  They continued to rejoicings, and the decoration of the city, for a period of seven days, in the utmost happiness and enjoyment ; on the seventh day, the mother of Gulnare, and her brother, and the daughters of her uncle, sll came, when they new that she had given birth to her child.

  The King met them, rejoicing at their arrival, and said tothem : " I said that I would not name my son until ye should come, and that ye should name him according to your knowledge. "  

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The Story of the Gulnare of the Sea (28) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the Gulnare of the Sea (28)

  And they named him Bedr Basim (Smiling Full Moon), all of them agreed as to this name.

  They thenpresented the boy to his maternal uncle, Saleh, who took him upon his hands, and, rising with him from among them, walked out the palace to right and left ; after which he went forth with him from the palace, desended with him to the sea, and walked on until he became concealed from the eye of the King.

  So when the King saw that he had taken his son, and disappeared from him at the bottom of the sea, he despaired of him, and began to weep and wail.
  
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The Story of the Gulnare of the Sea (29) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the Gulnare of the Sea (29)

  But Gulnare, seeing him in this state, said to him, " O King of the age, fear not nor grieve for thy son ; for I love my child more than thou, and my child is with my brother ; therefore fear not his being drowned. If my brother knew that any injury would betide the little one, he had not done what he has done ; and presently he will bring thee the son safe, if it be the will of God, whose name be exalted ! "

  And but a short time had elasped when the sea was agitated, and the uncle of the little one came forth from it, having with him the King's son safe, and heflew from the sea until he came to them, with the little one in his arms, silent, and his face resembling the moon in the night of its fulnaess.

  Then the uncle of the little one looked toward the King, and said to him : " Perhaps thou fearedst some injury to thy son when I descended into the sea, having him with me. "

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The Story of the Gulnare of the Sea (30) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the Gulnare of the Sea (30)

  So he replied : " Yes, O my master, I feared for him, and I did not imagine that he would ever come forth from it safe. "

  And Saleh said to him : " O King of the Land, we applied to his eyes a lition that we know, and repeated over him the names engraved upon the seal of Solomon, the son of David ; for when a child is born among us, we do to him as I have told thee. Fear not therefore, on his account, drowning, nor suffocation, nor all the seas if he descend into them. Like as ye walk upon the land, we walk in the sea. "

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The Story of the Gulnare of the Sea (31) [GULNARE of the Sea]

The Story of the Gulnare of the Sea (31)

  He then took forth from his pocket a cases written upon, and sealed ; and he broke its seal, and scattered its contents, whereupon there fell from it strung jewels, consisting of all kinds of jacinths amd other gems, together with thre hundred oblong emeralds, and three hundred oblong large jewels, of the size of theeggs of the ostrich, the light of which was more resplendent than the light of the sun and the moon.

  And he said : " O King of age, these jewels and jacinths are a present from mr unto thee : for we never brought thee a present, because  we knew not the place of gulnare's abode.

  So when we saw thee to have become united to her, and that we all had become one, we brought thee thios present.

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