Unluckily, Aladdin had gone a-hunting for eight days, which gave the magician plenty of time.
That morning the princess rose earlier than she had done since she had been carried into Africa by the magician, whose company she was forced to endure once a day.
Now I know," cried Aladdin, "that we have to thank the African magician for this
Put on your most beautiful dress," he said to her, "and receive the magician with smiles, leading him to believe that you have forgotten me.
She put on a girdle and head-dress of diamonds, and seeing in a glass that she looked more beautiful than ever, received the magician, saying to his great amazement: "I have made up my mind that Aladdin is dead, and that all my tears will not bring him back to me, so I am resolved to mourn no more, and have therefore invited you to sup with me; but I am tired of the wines of China, and would fain taste those of Africa.
The magician flew to his cellar, and the princess put the powder Aladdin had given her in her cup.
Before drinking the magician made her a speech in praise of her beauty, but the princess cut him short saying:
She set her cup to her lips and kept it there, while the magician drained his to the dregs and fell back lifeless.
He then went to the dead magician, took the lamp out of his vest, and bade the genie carry the palace and all in it back to China.
Aladdin told him what had happened, and showed him the dead body of the magician, that he might believe.
The African magician had a younger brother, who was, if possible, more wicked and more cunning than himself.
You and your wife and your palace deserve to be burnt to ashes; but this request does not come from you, but from the brother of the African magician whom you destroyed.
But when the magician came near, Aladdin, seizing his dagger, pierced him to the heart.
Not so," replied Aladdin, "but a wicked magician," and told her of how she had been deceived.