Titel: Nieuwe leerwijze der Engelsche taal
Deel: Tweede cursus
Auteur: Gerdes, E.
Uitgave: Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1856
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Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: P.B. 580 : 1e dr. (dl. II)
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received his proposal with joy, and the dervise departed
with the young man, advertising her, that they must
perform a journey which would last near two years: as
they travelled he kept him in affluence, gave him ex-
cellent instructions, and took the same care of him as if
he had been his own son.
Abdallah a hundred times testified his gratitude to him
for all his bounties; but the old man always answered:
»My son, it is by actions that gratitude is proved, we
shall see in a proper time and place, whether you are
so grateful as you pretend."
One day, as they continued their travels, they found
themselves in a solitary place, when the dervise thus ad-
dressed Abdallah .• »My son, we are now at the end of
our journey ; I shall employ prayers to obtain from heaven,
that the earth may open, and make an entrance wide
enough, to permit thee to descend into a place, where
thou will find one of the greatest treasures that the earth
incloses in her bowels; hast thou courage to descend into
this subterraneous vault?" Abdallah swore to him, he
might depend upon his obedience and zeal. Then the
dervise read and prayed for some moments, after which
the earth opened and the dervise said to him: »Thou
mayest now enter, my dear Abdallah, remember that it
is in thy power to do me a great service, and that this
is perhaps the only opportunity thou canst ever have of
testifying to me that thou art not ungrateful: do not let
thyself be dazzled by all the riches that thou wilt find
there; think only of seizing upon an iron candlestick with
twelve branches, that is absolutely necessary to me, then
come and bring it to me immediately." Abdallah promis-
ed every thing, and descended boldly into the vault; but
forgetting what was expressly told him, while he was
filling his vest with gold and jewels, the opening, by