19. Sinbad the Seaman and Sinbad the Landsman

A porter called Sinbad the Hammel recites some verses at the gate of a house. He is asked to come inside where he sings the couplets again. The lord of the house is called Sinbad the Seaman and he will tell the story of this seven voyages.

One day Sinbad the Hammel, who carries burdens on his head for hire, sits himself on a bench to take some rest at a merchant’s house. He hears music and mirth exciting voices and goes to the gate and sees a train of servant and slaves that would fit a Sultan. He starts reciting some verse and is just about proceed when a foot-page stops him. His lord wants to speak with him, Sinbad is reluctant to go but the foot-page insists. In the house he sees so many things that would resemble a King’s palace. He stands before the master of the house with a humble attitude. The master says he is called Sinbad just like the porter: Sinbad the Seaman. He asks the porter to recite the verses again, which he does. Sindbad the Seaman then says he will tell the story of his seven voyages.

A. The First Voyage of Sinbad Hight the Seaman
B. The Second Voyage of Sinbad the Seaman
C. The Third Voyage of Sinbad the Seaman
D. The Fourth Voyage of Sinbad the Seaman
E. The Fifth Voyage of Sinbad the Seaman
F. The Sixth Voyage of Sinbad the Seaman
G. The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad the Seaman

From: The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night — Volume 06

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