Titel: Nieuwe leerwijze der Engelsche taal
Deel: Tweede cursus
Auteur: Gerdes, E.
Uitgave: Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1856
Auteursrechten: Zie auteursrechten
Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: P.B. 580 : 1e dr. (dl. II)
Bekijk als:      
Scan: Afbeeldinggrootte:
   Nieuwe leerwijze der Engelsche taal
Vorige scan Volgende scanScanned page
candlestick, he showed Abdallah the immense riches which
he already possessed, being sufficient to gratify the ava-
rice of the most insatiable miser. The regret of having
restored the candlestick, pierced the heart of Abdallah;
but Abounalder, not seeming to perceive it, loaded him
with caresses , and addressed him thus : » Abdallah, my
son, I believe, by what has happened, thou art corrected
of that frightful vice of ingratitude; to-morrow thou mayest
depart, when thou wilt find at my gate ready to attend
thee, a horse, a slave, and two camels laden with
riches, all which I make thee a present of." Abdallah said
to him all that a heart sensible of avarice could express
when its passion was gratified.
Abdallah, during the whole night could think of nothing
but the candlestick. »Abounalder," said he to himself,
»without me he had never been the possessor of it; why
should he enjoy this treasure of treasures, because I had
the probity or folly to bring it back to him? He gives
me two camels laden with gold and jewels, when the
candlestick, in one moment, would furnish me with ten
times as much; it is Abounalder who is ungrateful; what
wrong shall I do him in taking this candlestick ? certainly
none, for he is rich enough without it in all conscience."
The thing was not difficult, he knew where it was
placed, arose soon in the morning, and privately hid it
in the bottom of one of the sacks, filling it up with gold
and jewels, which he was allowed to take, and loading
it with the rest upon his camels, he hastily bid Abou-