magician led Aladdin to a place outside the city. He told Aladdin to
collect sticks for a fire. When the fire was burning, the magician
threw some white dust onto the fire, Then he said some magic words
Green smoke rose up. The earth shook, and a large hole suddenly
opened in front of them. At the bottom of the hole, Aladdin saw a
big flat stone with an iron ring in the middle.
Take the ring in your hand and lift
the stone said the magician. Aladdin was frightened. Do as I tell
you the magician said. There is a wonderful treasure down there.
Only you can reach it Your names is written on the stone.
Aladdin lifted the stone. It moved
quite easily. Under the stone were some steps. They went down into
the ground. Aladdin could see that it was very dark down there.
Go down those steps, said the
magician. At the bottom you will come to a large hall. It is full of
boxes of gold and silver. Do not touch anything. Keep walking. You
will come to another hall. Go through that one and you will come to
third hall. At the end of this hall there is a door. Open the door.
You will see a garden full of beautiful fruit treas. In a corner of
the garden well there is a shelf. On the shelf you will see a small
lamp. Bring that lamp to me. You can take some of the treasure when
you come back if you like But do not forget that lamp.
Aladdin Goes Down The Steps
was frightened. He did not want to go down those dark steps. The
magician put a ring on Aladdin's finger. This is a magic ring and it
will keep you safe, he said.
Aladdin thanked him and went down the
steps. Everything was just as the magician had said. He found the
lamp and put it in his pocket. On his way back he looked at the
trees full of beautiful fruit. When he tried to eat the fruit, it
was hard wonderful pears, oranges and apples were huge jewels. He
just thought they were pretty, and he filled his pockets with them.
The magician was waiting at the top of
the steps. He planned to get the lamp, then shut the door, with
Help me up, Uncle, called Aladdin.
Give me the lamp first, said the magician. You will climb up better
It's in my pocket, called Aladdin
under some pretty fruit. I'll give it you when I get out.
magician was angry. Do as I still you Give the lamp to me, he said I
can't Uncle, said Aladdin. Help me get out of this hole. When I am
out I will take everything out of my pocket. Then you can have the
But the magician did
not want to wait. He was very angry. He threw some more dust onto
the fire. He said some more magic words. This time, red smoke rose
up into the air. There was a loud, frightening noise. The big stone
slid back, and the earth closed over the hole. Aladdin was a
prisoners in the earth! The angry magician went away.
Aladdin cried for help
but no one heard him. After a while he was tired and stopped
shouting. His hands began to feel cold, so he rubbed them together.
Suddenly a small genie appeared.
I am the Genie of the
Ring, it said, What can I do for you? Aladdin was too surprised to
Please get me out of
here! he answered. At once he found himself sitting on the grass
ran home to his mother and showed her the pretty fruit.
Why didn't you bring some of the sold
and silver? said his mother. You are a stupid boy! There is no food
in the house and we can't eat your glass fruit.
I brought this lamp, said Aladdin. If
you clean it perhaps I can sell it in the market.
He began to rub the lamp. A cloud of
smoke flew out and a large genie appeared.
I am the Genie of the Lamp. it said
What can I do for you?
Bring some food, said Aladdin. The
genie dis-appeared. In a few seconds it came back with a big, silver
dish full of wonderful food.
This must me a magic lamp, Mother said
Aladdin Now I know why my uncle wanted it so much! He must be a
Every day after that the Genie of the
Lamp brought them food on a silver dish and every day Aladdin sold
the silver dish in the market. He did not know the price of silver,
so the shopkeepers gave him very his mother were poor, simple people
and they were happy with what they had.