Caliph Harun al-Rashid goes disguised through the markets of Baghdad where he chances upon various strange encounters: a beggar who implores the caliph to strike him; a youth who spurs cruelly a mare upon which he rides. Bewildered, the caliph orders them to attend his palace so he might uncover what lies behind their odd behaviour. Back at the palace two more strangers arrive: a merchant with a mystery to solve regarding some olives; a young man with a beautiful falcon.
The Adventures of Harun al-Rashid, Caliph of Baghdad is a collection of four tales from The Arabian Nights– four unfortunate souls, victims of folly and misfortune, seek justice and redemption. Here are their stories.
Black and white paperback with illustrations, 174 pages. Unabridged.