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A Tale of Aladdin’

“How the Wind Tried to Steal the Shore”

Once upon a time there lived a kindly prince named 'Aladdin' who always dressed raggedly while on forays to the marketplace where he would be found trying to sell his make-believe chariots; or mythical beast that could fly which nobody even hesitatingly thought to buy, or perhaps believed existed when he declared them invisible! "This chariot's invisible" he'd be openly heard to declare. Or, “this sleigh can fly”! Or perhaps the one that he saved for his best customers (which always opened their greedy purses' pocketbooks) "this fish becomes bigger as you try to dine". . . He'd trample all the daylong trying to sell his mischievous wares of make-believe adventure to anyone that would believe, or might’ve listened as the sun settled into the faded sky and the fate of fortune's chaliced hand encouraged him to seek shelter from the evening’s sweltering twilight by directing him to the house of a beautiful maiden named ‘Alambi' whom declared to all that would listen: “I’ll buy this minstrel’s mythical song or make believe chariot for its highest bid; or asking if some-one would tell me just one thing, "who stole the shore". . ? Not just a little dumbfounded by this strange request or all too impudence of a question Aladdin, scratched his head while trying to make sense of what appeared to be some daunted fate of an ill-fortuned omen or trying to perhaps not become to hesitant with its all to obvious head-scratching conclusion. Then the lovely maiden was heard to say, "I'll give you just one hint". . .

The clouds would, and the winds could, and the winds that covered the clouds could. And the mist would, and the clouds should; and the winds that covered the clouds that brought the rain in early spring when the lands were filled with fields of clover, and blessed with love’s eternal blessings in the early morning between early April, and October. As the stars were guided with sails that covered the waters that left with the boats that went out with the tide and around the world that waved goodbye as it was seen leaving the mooring sometime early yesterday morning. So please tell me now, “who stole the shore". . ? And always keep smiling because "you’ll never know who you’ll meet". . .

Aladdin Khanate 1269 A.D