19C. The Third Voyage of Sinbad the Seaman

Sinbad goes on another voyage. His ship is attacked by hairy folk, throw its crew on a beach and sail away. On the island they encounter a black ogre who eats some of the crew. They know to blind the ogre, but he comes back with two other. The rest of the crew knows to escape. When they come on a another island they encounter a huge snake which eats the crew. Sinbad binds planks on his body so the snake can’t eat him. He is picked by the ship of his second voyage and knows to return home.

Sinbad again craves for voyage and he goes on a ship. One day they come to the Mountain of the Zughb, where hairy folk live like apes, who kill every human that comes near them. They attack the ship and its crew is afraid to attack one lest the group will fall upon them. First the haiy folk lay their hands on the ropes but then they throw out all the people from the ship and sail away with it. The crew finds a very big house in which lives a black ogre. He first grabs Sinbad, but as Sinbad is very lean, he puts him back. The master of the ship is a sturdy, stout, broad-shouldered wight, fat and full in vigour and is put like a Kebab on a fire with a stick through his body.

The crew builds a ship and will try to kill the black ogre, using the ship as a safeway. They succeed in wounding the ogre in the eye making him blind. However he comes back with two fellow ogres and they throw rocks at the escaping ship killing many men.

When they come ashore to another island and rest for the night a big serpent eats some of the crew. Just before Sinbad wants to drown himself he comes with the idea to cover himself in planks so the serpent is unable to eat him. It disappears furiously angry. A ship appears and Sinbad waves with a branch. They pick him up as only survivor of the previous ship.

The shipmen ask Sinbad to sell some merchant stuff from a merchant they call Sinbad. Sinbad says he is that man they deem dead. It is the ship of his second voyage when he encountered the Rukh. They set sail back to Baghdad where he gives alms.

Sinbad the Landsman again receives a hundred dinars and comes back the next days.

A. The First Voyage of Sinbad Hight the Seaman
B. The Second 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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