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THE ADVENTURES OF HAITIM Taï. FABLE—The Two Dogs. | The Bailiff's DÁVGHTER OF HOME.
How's my Boy ?
the Little Glass Slipper. THE SAGACIOUS COUNTRYMAN. THE CATARACT OF LODORE. SONG-BY THE HEATH STOOD
ANECDOTE OF GAUSS.
THE STORY OF CHICKEN-LICKEN. A PICTURE.
THE DEW KING.
SIGHING FOR SPRING.
THE LARK AND THE ROOK.
AN INVITATION TO THE COUNTRY. A SONG ABOUT THREE BLIND GRACE BEFORE MEALS.
THE MAY QUEEN.
VOL. I.—No. 1.
PRICE ONE PENNY.
THE ADVENTURES OF HAITIM TAI.
Husn Banu greatly approved of these questions.
One day, when seated in her balcony, and viewing the surround.
ing prospect, a dervise attended by forty slaves passed by, and his CHAPTER FIRST.
fęet trod not on the ground. Containing the History of Husn Banu, the daughter of Burzak, the Mer
When Husn Banu saw the pious man she said to her nursechant- She is expelled from the King of Khorassan's capital, and
“Oh, mother, who is this bigh personage that travels so magnifibanished from her country-Departs for the Desert, where she finds
cently, and whose foot treads not on the ground unless it be covered the treasures of the seven kings-- Her Beneficence towards Mankind
| with carpets of gold and silver ?". --She becomes renowned, and is beloved by Munir, an Assyrian Prince
The nurse replied - Ilaitim hears of the circumstance-His visit to Husn Banu on ac.
"Life of thy mother, this dervise is the King's spiritual guide. count of her seven remarkable questions, which he undertakes to answer. Kurdan Shah, who visits this holy man every month, submits WANCE upon a time there reigned over the kingdom of Khorassan
con himself to him, and acts according to his advice. It is thought that a monarch named Kurdan Shah, who maintained an army
he is a devout man, and holds communion with the Creator." w of five hundred thousand horsemen, beside ten thousand
Then Husn Banu said archers, couriers, and musketeers.
“My dear curse, I have a desire to invite him to this house to an Each of his provinces he entrusted to the care of one of his nobles, and his justice and equity
entertainment, and show him every mark of respect." were such that he made the lion and the lamb drink at the same
To this proposal the nurse gave her assent. lountain ; moreover, he never oppressed his subjects.
Husn Banu then called one of her attendants, and said to himDuring his reign there lived a merchant named Burzak, who
“Go thou to the presence of that illustrious man Azrak, and possessed great wealth and estate, and whose agents travelled in
convey to his Eminence this my desire and request : Say to him that all directions in pursuit of commerce. He was very intimate with
a certain lady in vites his Holiness to an entertainment; if by an act the King, who had great regard for him.
of condescension so becoming to the great, and of benevolence so It came to pass that Burzak the merchant died, leaving no
becoming to the pious, he should deign to visit this humble lady, it children beside a daughter, named Husn Banu, who inherited the
will give her much pleasure." whole of his wealth. When upon his death-bed, Burzak bequeathed
When the attendant of Husn Banu waited on the dervise, and his daughter to the care of the King, who, with much kindness,
communicated to him her request, the pious man at once consented, fald, "She is now my daughter;" and he accordingly adopted her as
saying, “ To-morrow I will assuredly come.” his own, and secured to Husn Banu all the property her father died
Then the servant brought intelligence to Husn Bamu that the
dervise would come next day, and the news greatly delighted her. Husn Banu was blessed with much wisdom, and looked upon
She then gave orders to prepare all sorts of viands for his repast. Worldly goods as so much dross. When the days of mourning were
She also prepared as an offering to him nine suits of silken garments er she began to dispense her wealth and treasures in charity, and
embroidered with gold, and seven trays of pure burnished gold, also frequently remarked “that we ought not to entangle ourselves
several silver baskets filled with fruit. ith the contaminations of the world."
On the following morning the dervise, with his forty attendants, One day she called her nurse, and said to her, “ Oh! my dear
proceeded to the house of Husn Banu. ber, it is not my intention to marry yet, pray tell me by what
Now, although this dervise had the outward aspect of a man, yet mns can protect myself from the snares of worldly men, for
he possessed the heart of Sheytan, the fiend. When going on a Some plan must be devised ?"
journey he would not deign to tread on the ground, for his slaves nurse replied, " I have seven questions which you shall put
covered his path with carpets of gold and silver, and on these only very man who desires to become your husband; whosoever
he stepped ; and, marching in this style, he arrived at Husn Banu's answer them properly, and sball agree to the conditions they
Now when Husn Banu heard that the dervise had arrived, she inim you may accept. The seven questions are these :
ordered the court-yard to be covered with carpets embroidered with ; What I saw once I long to see a second time.
gold and silver, on which the pious man might walk. Do good, and cast it upon the waters.
Then this dervise of high degree stepped upon the carpets, and, o no evil ; if you do, evil will befall you.
cntering the house, was seated on a throne befitting a king. re who speaks the truth has nothing to fear.
Husn Banu brouglit for the acceptance of the dervise, first the Let him bring an account of the mountain of Nida.
trays full of gold and silver coins, which he would not accept, the size of him produce a pearl (like that which you possess) of saying, “ These carved pieces of worldly dross, are of no use to
impose, him you may
“2nd. Do good, ang " 3rd. Do no evil; it yg u 4th. He who speak " 5th. Let him bri
"6th. Let him prod the size of a duck's egg.
“7th, Let bim bring
vet him bring a description of the bath of Bad-gard."
When they saw that the dervige would not accept the money they