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The Oceanides, Edited by Judith Pascoe

Sindbad. In "The History of Sindbad the Sailor," one of the tales of the Arabian Nights, Sindbad recounts the many voyages he took to amass his fortune. On his first voyage to India by way of the Persian Gulf, Sindbad's ship was becalmed near a small green island which turns out to be sea monster. Sindbad is separated from the other sailors, and clings to a piece of driftwood until he lands on an island and is ultimately reunited with goods he left on the ship. In subsequent voyages, Sindbad sails to other islands where he encounters, to give just two examples, a valley full of giant diamonds (to which he is carried by a large bird) and cannibal dwarves.

Published @ RC

November 2003