These words were read by one of the genii
, who repeated them to his master.
It remains one of the lingering mysteries of nature which throw something of a supernatural charm over her wild mountain solitudes; and we doubt whether the imaginative reader will not rather join with the poor Indian in attributing it to the thunderspirits, or the guardian genii
of unseen treasures, than to any commonplace physical cause.
One of the evil genii
, who are perpetually upon the watch to inflict ill, has put it into the heads of these accomplished ladies that the thing which we describe as personal beauty consists altogether in the protuberance of the region which lies not very far below the small of the back.
Having laid out all these luxuries, my two visitors vanished away, like the genii
of the Arabian Nights, with no explanation save that the things had been paid for and were ordered to this address.
It's all about somebody they call the Sultan Aladdin, not our friend of the lamp, of course, but rather like him in having to do with genii
or giants or something of that sort.