[Stories] The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night (Arabian Nights), Vol 9 - tg

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Post by Foon » February 20th, 2018, 7:27 am

The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night - Volume 09 by Anonymous ( - ). Translated by Richard Francis Burton (1821 - 1890)

This is part of the collection of 16 volumes that makes up the group A Thousand Nights and a Night. The word counts for 2 nights are roughly between 2,000 and 3,000 words making these simple stories to relate. If you wish to complete an entire "story" please start with the MW entry in the 3rd post and read through all the sections in the story (some are quite short).
This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. The are an amalgam of mythology and folk tales from the Indian sub-continent, Persia, and Arabia. No original manuscript has ever been found for the collection, but several versions date the collection's genesis to somewhere between AD 800-900. The stories are wound together under the device of a long series of cliff-hangers told by Shahrazad to her husband Shahryar, to prevent him from executing her. Many tales that have become independently famous come from the Book, among them Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and the voyages of Sinbad the Sailor. This collection comes from the ninth of sixteen volumes translated by Burton.
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Post by TriciaG » February 22nd, 2018, 6:16 pm

This is set up. :)
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Post by carteki » February 24th, 2018, 7:38 am

If you want to complete a Story then please select the nights (and relevant MW Section) from the list below. The point of these tales was that nothing ended at the end of the night so that the tale had to continue to the next night (or the next) in order to be complete - at which point because there was more night, another started.
Night Tale
889 Ali Nur Al-Din and Miriam the Girdle-Girl (continued)
894 The Man of Upper Egypt and His Frankish Wife
896 The Ruined Man of Baghdad and his Slave-Girl
899 King Jali'ad of Hind and His Wazir Shimas: Followed by the History of King Wird Khan, son of King Jali'ad with His Women and Wazirs:
-900 The Mouse and the Cat
-902 The Fakir and His Jar of Butter
-903 The Fishes and the Crab
-903 The Crow and the Serpent
-904 The Wild Ass and the Jackal
-905 The Unjust King and the Pilgrim Prince
-906 The Crows and the Hawk
-907 The Serpent-Charmer and His Wife
-908 The Spider and the Wind
-909 The Two Kings
-910 The Blind Man and the Cripple
-918 The Foolish Fisherman
-918 The Boy and the Thieves
-919 The Man and his Wife
-920 The Merchant and the Robbers
-921 The Jackals and the Wolf
-921 The Shepherd and the Rogue
-924 The Francolin and the Tortoises
930 Abu Kir the Dyer and Abu Sir the Barber
940 Abdullah the Fisherman and Abdullah the Merman
946 Harun Al-Rashid and Abu Hasan, The Merchant of Oman
952 Ibrahim and Jamilah
959 Abu Al-Hasan of Khorasan
963 Kamar Al-Zaman and the Jeweller's Wife
978 Abdullah Bin Fazil and His Brothers

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Post by TriciaG » March 9th, 2018, 7:27 am

Would you like me to move this to Readers Wanted, or do you want to finish filling in the word counts first? :)
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Post by SkyRider » March 21st, 2018, 4:54 am

It's probably a bit premature but I happened to stumble over this...

May I claim nights 901-910 please (sections 7-11)? It would allow me to keep continuity over a few (short) tales.

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Post by Foon » July 23rd, 2018, 5:13 am

To the MC who picks this up: I just found out that the Gutenberg text cuts off very abruptly, in the middle of a night, just when a new story is about to be announced. The next volume (10) starts with the last ~250 words of the last night in this volume (9). The other volumes as far as I've seen all start and end cleanly at the beginning/end of a night.
Would it be OK to include those 250 words in this volume of recordings?
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Post by TriciaG » July 27th, 2018, 2:54 pm

I'm not sure why no one has picked this up for you. I'll do it. :)

Yes, I think it would be fine to include the additional text at the end of this volume. I think you/we should make a note of that in the intro/summary, so that it's not seen as an error. It'll have to be noted in volume 10's intro, also.

Is there anything else that needs to be done besides getting an MC? Is it ready to move to Readers Wanted?
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Post by Foon » July 27th, 2018, 3:08 pm

Thanks! :D
I think we're ready, yes! If no DPL comes in I'll PL sections myself as they come in. I'll fix the word count for the last section later and make a note of the additional bit of text to be included in it.
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Post by SkyRider » July 28th, 2018, 1:11 am

Hi Foon...

The above offer to read is still open if you want it... :)

Cheers,
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Post by Foon » July 28th, 2018, 1:37 am

Excellent, thank you!
I was gonna message you when I got an MC and got the last bit set up, but you beat me to it :D

Thanks for claiming, happy recording! :thumbs:
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Post by Foon » July 28th, 2018, 1:41 am

Please include this at the end of the last section (52; night 989):

MA'ARUF THE COBBLER AND HIS WIFE
There dwelt once upon a time in the God-guarded city of Cairo a cobbler who lived by patching old shoes. His name was Ma'aruf and he had a wife called Fatimah, whom the folk had nicknamed "The Dung;" for that she was a whorish, worthless wretch, scanty of shame and mickle of mischief. She ruled her spouse and abused him; and he feared her malice and dreaded her misdoings; for that he was a sensible man but poor-conditioned. When he earned much, he spent it on her, and when he gained little, she revenged herself on his body that night, leaving him no peace and making his night black as her book; for she was even as of one like her saith the poet:—

How manifold nights have I passed with my wife * In the saddest plight with all misery rife:
Would Heaven when first I went in to her * With a cup of cold poison I'd ta'en her life.

One day she said to him, "O Ma'aruf, I wish thee to bring me this night a vermicelli-cake dressed with bees' honey." He replied, "So Allah Almighty aid me to its price, I will bring it thee. By Allah, I have no dirhams to-day, but our Lord will make things easy." Rejoined she,—And Shahrazad perceived the dawn of day and ceased to say her permitted say.
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Post by SkyRider » July 31st, 2018, 10:48 am

Well, let's get this show on the road!

Section 7:
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Post by Foon » July 31st, 2018, 12:49 pm

SkyRider wrote:
July 31st, 2018, 10:48 am
Well, let's get this show on the road!

Section 7:
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/arabiannightsvolume9_07_anonymous_128kb.mp3
17.9Mb
19m36s
Excellent! Thanks for kicking it off!
I'll be PLing until someone else volunteers, it might take a few days though as I'm on holidays :)
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Post by Foon » August 2nd, 2018, 8:11 am

Section 7 is beautifully read and PL OK! :thumbs:

I look forward to your other recordings! :9:
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