Ali Baba and the Forty ThievesBut we remember only a few that captivated us as children. Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves was one such. The story has a thrilling plot that hooks you to the narrative. If you enjoyed reading this story, you might want to read it out to your kids. MomJunction brings you an abridged version of the story.
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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Updated: Aug Who hasn't heard of the Arabian nights fable of Ali Baba and the forty thieves. It is a popular and traditional folk Arabic folk tale that's known to almost every Arab. It has been retold in many languages and in many various versions. Movies and cartoons have been made about it too. I personally recall as a child, how I was captivated with the story and the magic of the cave. And of course, the famous words: " Open Sesame".
Antoine Galland , who heard the story from Syrian Maronite storyteller Hanna Diyab , added it to the Nights in the 18th century. It is one of the most familiar of the "Arabian Nights" tales, and has been widely retold and performed in many media, especially for children, where the more violent aspects of the story are often suppressed. The thieves learn this and try to kill Ali Baba, but Ali Baba's faithful slave-girl foils their plots. Ali Baba gives his son to her in marriage and keeps the secret of the treasure. Galland was an 18th-century French Orientalist who heard it in oral form from a Maronite story-teller, called Hanna Diyab , who came from Aleppo in modern-day Syria and told the story in Paris. Richard F.
Ali Baba, a poor woodcutter was in the forest when he saw forty thieves stop in front of a cave. Trembling with excitement Ali Baba waited till the thieves had left and then entered the cave after saying the magic words. To his delight he found lots of treasure. Ali Baba told his brother Kasim about the wondrous cave. Kasim set off to get some treasure for himself too. Sadly, he forgot the words to leave the cave and the thieves killed him. Realising that someone else knew about their cave the thieves tracked Ali Baba down.
There once lived in a town of Persia two brothers, one named Cassim and the other Ali Baba. Their father divided a small inheritance equally between them. Cassim married a very rich wife, and became a wealthy merchant. Ali Baba married a woman as poor as himself, and lived by cutting wood, and bringing it upon three asses into the town to sell. 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. He observed it with attention, and distinguished soon after a body of horsemen, whom he suspected might be robbers. He determined to leave his asses to save himself.