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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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nalder Eidieu , and departed with his horse, shive and two
camels.
When he was within a few day's journey of Balsora,
he sold his slave, and hired another, resolving not to
have any witness of the source of his riches. He arrived
without any obstacle at his mother's, whom he would
scarce look upon, so much was he taken up with the
treasure. His first care was to place the loads of his camels
with the candlestick in the most private room in the house,
and in his impatience to feed his eyes with his great
opulence, he placed lights in his candlesticks; the twelve
dervises appearing, he gave each of them a blow with
his cane with all his strength, lest he should be failing
in the laws of the Talisman; but he had not remarked,
that Abounalder, when he struck them, had the cane
in his left hand; Abdallah, by a natural motion, made
use of his right; and the dervises, instead of becoming
heaps of riches, as he expected, immediately drew from
beneath their robes each a formidable club, with which
they beat him so unmercifully, that they left him almost
dead, and, disappearing, carried with them all his trea-
sures , the camels, the slave, the horse, and the candlestick.
Thus was Abdallah punished by poverty and almost
by death, for his unreasonable ambition, accompanied by
an ingratitude, as wicked as it was audacious.
G.
Zaandam en de hut van Peter den Groote.
In de nabijheid van Amsterdam ligt de stad Zaandam,
die bekend is als de plaats waar Peter de Groote als
scheepstimmerman werkte. Op verren afstand gezien,
schijnt het eene stad van enkel windmolens, want daar