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There once lived a poor tailor who had a son called Aladdin, a careless, idle
boy xx1xx would do nothing but play all day long
in the streets with little idle boys like himself. This so grieved the father
that xx2xx died; yet, in spite of his mother's tears
and prayers, Aladdin did not mend his ways. One day, when he was playing in the
streets as usual, a stranger xx3xx him if he was
not the son of Mustapha the tailor. "I am, sir," replied Aladdin; "but he xx4xx
a long while ago." On this the stranger, who was a famous magician, fell on his
neck and kissed him saying: "I am your uncle, and xx5xx
you from your likeness to my brother. Go to your mother and tell her I am coming."
Aladdin ran home and told his mother of his newly found uncle. "Indeed, child,"
she said, "your father had a xx6xx, but I always
thought he was dead." However, she prepared supper, and told Aladdin to seek his
uncle, who came laden with wine and fruit. He fell down and kissed the place where
Mustapha used to sit, telling Aladdin's mother not to be xx7xx
at not having seen him before, as he had been out of the country for forty years.
He then turned to Aladdin, and asked him his trade, at which the boy hung his
head, while his mother burst into tears. On learning that Aladdin was idle and
had learned xx8xx trade, he offered to get a shop
for him and stock it with merchandise. The next xx9xx
he bought Aladdin a fine suit of clothes and took him all over the city, showing
him the sights, and brought him home at nightfall xx10xx
his mother, who was overjoyed to see her son dressed so fine.
Aladdin and the Lamp.