"I am, sir," replied Aladdin; "but he died a long while ago."
Aladdin ran home, and told his mother of his newly found uncle.
However, she prepared supper, and bade Aladdin seek his uncle, who came laden with wine and fruit.
Next day the magician led Aladdin into some beautiful gardens a long way outside the city gates.
Aladdin tried to run away, but the magician caught him and gave him a blow that knocked him down.
At the word treasure, Aladdin forgot his fears, and grasped the ring as he was told, saying the names of his father and grandfather.
He drew a ring from his finger and gave it to Aladdin, bidding him prosper.
Aladdin found everything as the magician had said, gathered some fruit off the trees, and, having got the lamp, arrived at the mouth of the cave.
Aladdin! I surely will!" cried Rebecca, tossing back her dark braids delightedly and waving her hand.
"Aladdin isn't a nickname exactly; anyway, he laughed and seemed to like it."
"Well, then, Signor Aladdin," replied the singular amphitryon, "you heard our repast announced, will you now take the trouble to enter the dining-room, your humble servant going first to show the way?" At these words, moving aside the tapestry, Sinbad preceded his guest.
"That is it precisely, Signor Aladdin; it is hashish -- the purest and most unadulterated hashish of Alexandria, -- the hashish of Abou-Gor, the celebrated maker, the only man, the man to whom there should be built a palace, inscribed with these words, `A grateful world to the dealer in happiness.'"
"Judge for yourself, Signor Aladdin -- judge, but do not confine yourself to one trial.
"I told you that I didn't believe in the philosophy of the Tower of Aladdin
. I don't believe in the Empire growing until it reaches the sky; I don't believe in the Union Jack going up and up eternally like the Tower.
Who prates of the tame achievements of Aladdin
and the Magii of Arabia?