Book Review: Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves

Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves is one of the tale from One Thousand and One Nights. It is also similar to the one of the story from Arabian Nights, which is favorite of children.

Alia Baba And The Forty Thieves is a story of a man named Ali Baba, a poor woodcutter, his brother Caasim was rich because he married a rich woman. Ali Baba one’s found 40 thieves entering a cave in forest. They use the words “Open Sesame’ and the cave door opens and went inside. Ali Baba was watching all this and when he saw that the thieves are leaving saying ‘Close Sesame’ the cave door get closed.

Ali Baba went inside the cave after saying those words and found money and gold inside it. He was happy and filled his bags with gold and left. After reaching home, he shows gold to his wife and his wife went to Caasim house to weight the gold. Caasim wife became curious and add glue at the bottom of the balance.

One gold coin get stick with the glue and Caasim wife’s told her husband that now his brother became more rich than us. Caasim get jealous and followed Ali Baba in the forest, when Ali Baba left the place, he went inside the cave but he forget the words to open the cave from inside.

All 40 thieves saw him and killed him into four pieces. Next day when Ali Baba went inside the cave, he found his brother body and take him out of the cave. All 40 thieves became curious and search for Ali Baba and marked a cross at his door. Ali Baba wife found out the cross was only on her house door and find it suspicious and marked cross to all the houses which were near to her house.

Thieves plans get failed and one of the thieve dress up like an oil merchant and went to Ali Baba house with 39 pots. Ali Baba agreed for them to spend a night at his house. Ali Baba wife open one of the pot and find man hidden inside of it and understand that they are thieves. She poured hot oil inside each pot and killed the man who came to their house as oil merchant.

Ali Baba was happy seeing her wife bravery and feels proud. The moral of the story is “To never fear and fight with all bravery” and an example of Caasim’s death tells us “To never be greedy”.

My rating for the story is 5/5.

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