The Arabian Nights

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“his eldest daughter, who was his delight and pride, Scheherazade said to him, “Father, I have a favour to ask of you. Will you grant it to me?” “I can refuse you nothing,” replied he, “that is just and reasonable.” “Then listen,” said Scheherazade. “I am determined to stop this barbarous practice of the Sultan’s, and to deliver the girls and mothers from the awful fate that hangs over them.” “It would be an excellent thing to do,” returned the grand-vizir,”

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