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The Shaykh hearing these words dove into the depths of meditation for an hour: then he raised his head and bade them bring before him a chafing-dish of lighted charcoal. They fetched all he required and he cast into the fire some incenses over which he pronounced formulae of incantation, and behold! [FN#129] And amiddlemost of them appeared three Sultans of the Jánn all crying out at once "Labbayka! Labbayk! " The Shaykh then addressed them, saying, "My commandment is that forthright ye bring me the Jinni who hath snatched away the bride of my son," and they said, "To hear is to obey," and at once commanded fifty of their dependent Jinns to reconduct the Princess to her chamber and to hale the culprit before them.

I replied, "O my lady, prithee pardon me for I am a true penitent;" and I ceased not to soften her with soothing[FN#110] words and promised her all weal if she would but forgive me. " I replied, "Allah! ' Then let him send them all to the house of the Shaykh al-Islam and repair thither himself together with his followers, a party of drummers and a parcel of pipers. [FN#113] On the second day about noon lo and behold! --And Shahrazad perceived the dawn of day and fell silent and ceased saying her permitted say.

FN#129] And amiddlemost of them appeared three Sultans of the Jánn all crying out at once "Labbayka! Labbayk! " The Shaykh then addressed them, saying, "My commandment is that forthright ye bring me the Jinni who hath snatched away the bride of my son," and they said, "To hear is to obey," and at once commanded fifty of their dependent Jinns to reconduct the Princess to her chamber and to hale the culprit before them. These orders were obeyed: they disappeared for an hour or so and suddenly returned, bringing the delinquent Jinni in person; but as for the Sultan's daughter, ten of them conveyed her to her Palace, she wotting naught of them and not feeling aught of fear.

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