By Piers Anthony
Within the days of Sinbad, the good-looking younger service provider Hasan quests forth from Bassorah, looking nice wealth. yet Lo! The hand of Allah units the adolescence upon an extraordinary journey--into the center of lethal experience, unearthly peril...and magic.Enslaved via the alchemist Bahram, certain right into a camel's corpse and left at the Mountain of Clouds to be gobbled by way of a roc--such is the start of Hasan's future. For he has entered a global of robust jinns and hideous ifrits, amazon empires and bejeweled jungle palaces, enigmatic wizards and cloistered virgin princesses. And to understand his life's wish, Hasan needs to two times trap the affection of the bird-maiden Sana--the world's most pretty girl, baby of the vengeful king of jinns at the dreaded Isles of Wak!Harken ye now to a story of unique secret, sensuous good looks, and weird sorcery-
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And sprawled on the deck. The slave had neatly tripped him. He was neither as sleepy nor as stupid as he looked, that eunuch. "Tie the ingrate up again," Bahram said. " Hasan exploded. "Why you dog, dog-fathered, grandson of a dog! How can you act other than as a dog? " Bahram stood up. " the Persian roared. His hand swung round to deal Hasan a blow that sent him crashing to the deck. This time, with his hands bound, he struck face down. He felt his teeth digging into the dirty planking as he passed out.
Bahram turned to him, his eyes burning fanatically. "O Hasan-this is my Beloved! Worship Her as I do, and I swear to you I will give you half my wealth and marry you to my maiden daughter. " He waited expectantly. Hasan forgot his recent resolution. " he cried out angrily. "You are a crimi- nal who prays to a vanishing element instead of to the True God, the King of the Omnipotent, the Creator of Night and Day. How can you desert the God of the Prophets Moses, Jesus, and the great Mohammed? " Bahram stiffened.
All day you sit idly in your shop and read books about the adventures of liars like that Sindbad of the Sea, instead of calling out to passing merchants who might pay you well for your effort. " "I’m sure this Persian is honest," Hasan argued uncer- tainly. "He wears a turban of pure white muslin, in the best manner of the True Believer. " He ignored her look of reproach and retired, but sleep was slow in coming. Gold! * * * Hasan woke at dawn, performed the morning ablution, and rushed to his shop without speaking to his mother.