It swallowed up one of my comrades, notwithstanding his loud cries and the efforts he made to extricate himself from it. THE SEVENTH AND LAST VOYAGE OF SINDBAD THE SAILOR. I cannot tell how long I slept, but when I awoke the ship was gone. You have procured me incredible wealth; and now our whole city is enriched by your means, without any more exposing the lives of our slaves. Sindbad stopped here, and ordered the musicians to proceed with their concert, which the story had interrupted. I stayed with him while waiting for the monsoon; and during that time we made so many journeys to the hill that we filled all our warehouses with ivory. List of stories within One Thousand and One Nights, The Porter and the Three Ladies of Baghdad, List of characters within One Thousand and One Nights, Sindbad the Seaman and Sindbad the Landsman, https://arabiannights.fandom.com/wiki/The_First_Voyage_of_Sindbad_hight_the_Seaman?oldid=3246. After the juice is thus drawn out, the tree withers and dies.
 These voyages of Sindbad are among the most curious of the tales contained in the Arabian Nights. He was much pleased that he stopped at this place, for the agreeable smell of wood of aloes and of pastils, that came from the house, mixing with the scent of the rose water, completely perfumed and embalmed the air. "Do me the favor to hear what I have to say. The negroes fed us afterward with rice, prepared with oil of coconuts; and my comrades, who had lost their reason, ate of it greedily. I lived for some time upon my bread and water, when, one day, just as I was on the point of exhaustion, I heard something tread, and breathing or panting as it moved. One morning, as I looked for the elephants, I perceived with extreme amazement that, instead of passing by me across the forest as usual, they stopped, and came to me with a horrible noise, and in such numbers that the plain was covered and shook under them. Then I entered into a contract with some merchants, who traded by sea: I took the advice of such as I thought most capable to give it me; and resolving to improve what money I had, I went to Balsora and embarked with several merchants on board a ship which we jointly fitted out.
I took pleasure in looking upon them; but shortly I saw at a distance such objects as greatly diminished my satisfaction, and which I could not view without terror, namely, a great number of serpents, so monstrous that the least of them was capable of swallowing an elephant. Thus Sindbad ended the relation of the second voyage, gave Hindbad another hundred sequins, and invited him to come the next day to hear the account of the third. Shortly after, the serpent came hissing to the foot of the tree, raised itself up against the trunk of it, and meeting with my comrade, who sat lower than I, swallowed him at once, and went off. We desire the same part in your friendship, considering that we believe it to be our merit, as we are both kings. He slept thus till morning. In the reign of the same caliph, Haroun al Raschid, of whom we have already heard, there lived at Bagdad a poor porter, called Hindbad. The mountain at the foot of which we were was covered with wrecks, with a vast number of human bones, and with an incredible quantity of goods and riches of all kinds, These objects served only to augment our despair. I upbraided myself a hundred times for not being content with the produce of my first voyage, that might have sufficed me all my life. I made several others for the ministers and principal officers of his household, which gained me great reputation and regard. The Story of Sindbad the Sailor by Arabian Nights. I did the same; and the apes, out of revenge, threw coconuts at us so fast, and with such gestures, as sufficiently testified their anger and resentment. I took a large one, and after cleaning it, pressed into it some juice of grapes, which abounded in the island.
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