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by Michelle Tocher

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Ali Baba’s Wife

Themes: Greed | Regret | Wealth

When my husband came home, his asses were not just carrying fagots. They were laden down with bags of gold! Ali Baba came in and he poured the gold all over the floor.

“Let me be the first to measure it!” I cried. I ran to my brother’s wife for a scale.

What a fool I was to go to her door! I tell you, there is no way to measure the trouble I brought into my house when I went to measure that gold!

Ali Baba’s Wife in The Forty Thieves, Blue Fairy Book