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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which he had entered, closed of itself ; he had however
presence of mind enough to seize upon the iron candlestick,
which the dervise had so strongly recommended to him-
After searching about a great while, he was at last for-
tunate enough to find a narrow opening, covered over
with briars, through which he returned to the light of
the sun; he looked on all sides for the dervise, but in
vain; he designed to deliver him the iron candlestick he
so much wished for, and had formed a design to quit
him, being rich enough with what he had taken out of
the cavern, to live in affluence without his assistance.
Not perceiving the dervise, he immediately returned to
his mother's house, who enquired after the dervise ; Ab-
dallah frankly told her what had happened, and what
danger he had run to satisfy his unreasonable desires.
Dazzled with the lustre of the treasure, they were pro-
jecting a thousand delightful schemes in consequence of
them, when, to their great amazement, the whole vanish-
ed away in an instant ! It was then that Abdallah sin-
cerely reproached himself for his ingratitude, and perceiv-
ing that the iron candlestick remained, he reflected upon
himself thus; »What has happened to me is just, I have
lost that which I had no design to restore and the candle-
stick which I intended to return to the dervise remains
with me."
At night, without reflecting upon it, he placed a light
in the candlestick ; immediately they saw a dervise appear,
who turned round for an hour, and then disappeared,
after having thrown them an asper. Willing to know