Titel: Nieuwe leerwijze der Engelsche taal
Deel: Tweede cursus
Auteur: Gerdes, E.
Uitgave: Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1856
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the further use of this candlestick, he placed a light in
every one of the twelve branches, when twelve dervises
appeared; and after turning round and dancing an hour,
threw twelve aspers, and disappeared. He repeated every
night the same ceremony, which had always the same
success. This sum formerly would have made his mother
and him happy, but it was not considerable enough to
change their fortune. The sight of the riches he believed
he should possess had left such traces in the mind of
Abdallah as nothing could efface: therefore, finding the
small advantage ho drew from the candlestick, he re-
solved to go and restore it to the dervise, the town of
whose residence he happened to remember: hoping thereby
to obtain again the treasure which had vanished from him.
He was directed to the house where the dervise re-
sided, which had the appearance ofapalace: »Certainly,"
said he, »those of whom I have enquired have directed
me wrong, this appears more like the palace of a king,
than the habitation of a dervise." He was in this em-
barrassment, when a servant of the house approached
him, and said: » Abdallah, thou art welcome, mj mas-
ter Abounaldcr has long expected thee." He then conduct-
ed him to the dervise, to whom Abdallah presented the
candlestick. »Thou art but an ungrateful wretch," said
the dervise, »dost thou imagine thou canst impose upon
me, who know thy inmost thoughts? If thou hadst known
the real value of this candlestick, thou hadst never
brought it to me; I will make thee sensible of its true
use. Immediately he placed a light in each of the bran-
ches; and when the twelve dervises had turned round for
some time, ho gave each of them a blow with a cane,
which in a moment converted them into twelve heaps of
gold, diamonds, and other precious stones. But to prove
that curiosity only was the motive of his desiring the