Title: Stories from The Arabian Nights Author: Housman, Laurence (1865-1959) Illustrator: Dulac, Edmund (1882-1953) Date of first publication: 1911 [this edition] Edition used as base for this ebook: London, New York, and Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton, 1911 Date first posted: 26 March 2013 Date last updated: 26 March 2013 Project Gutenberg Canada ebook #1057 This ebook was produced by Marcia Brooks, Ross Cooling, David Edwards, Mark Akrigg & the Online Distributed Proofreading Canada Team at file was produced from images generously made available by the Internet Archive/New York Public Library 1.Their chief in a low but distinct voice uttered the two words 'Open, Sesamé' 2. She poured into each jar in turn a sufficient quantity of the boiling oil to scald the occupant to death 6.The teams captured more than 20 looters as they tried to flee, dropping more than 40 boxes and packages on the way."I told my guys to get the looters to pick up the loot and bring them back to the cookhouse."One of the lads suggested they could be photographed and it could be given to the Iraqi police. Major Taylor told the court martial he checked on the looters four times over the next hour and at no point were they being mistreated.They had finished clearing up the rubbish by about 9.30am and were allowed to leave.If either of these conditions applies, please check gutenberg.ca/links/before proceeding.This work is in the Canadian public domain, but may be under copyright in some countries.
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But Operation Ali Baba was not only illegal, the court martial was told. It's your fault."Major Taylor denied acting against orders.
It did not work, and within hours the "well-meaning" attempt to frighten off looters led to a series of alleged incidents that left three soldiers accused of abusing prisoners. "I wouldn't have done it without his approval," he said. His orders were to detain the looters temporarily and either pass them to the Royal Military Police in charge of prisoners of war or set them free. "We took them down to the Po W cage and we were hoping they were going to be taken down the chain. They were immediately released because the Royal Military Police didn't regard them as Po Ws."The Iraqi civilian manager and his staff wanted the British to shoot the looters, Major Taylor told the court.
The first known reference to the “A Thousand Tales,” “called by the people ‘A Thousand Nights’.” In 987 Ibn al-Nadīm adds that Abū ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbdūs al-Jahshiyārī began a collection of 1,000 popular Arabic, Iranian, Greek, and other tales but died (942) when only 480 were written.
It is clear that the expressions “A Thousand Tales” and “A Thousand and One…” were intended merely to indicate a large number and were taken literally only later, when stories were added to make up the number. Galland’s main text was a four-volume Syrian manuscript, but the later volumes contain many stories from oral and other sources.