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Light and Shadow

The Enchanted Horse Contest©

"If you are not asleep, tell us a tale to break the waking night." 

- 1,001 Arabian Nights

In "1,001 Arabian Nights", an enchanted horse, a magic carpet, and a lamp were all associated with "wish-fulfillment." To participate in the contest, familiarize yourself with the suggested literature and answer the questions below.


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The Questions


Try to answer the questions below by solving this riddle: Since carpets and horses CANNOT fly, how did the three princes' Magic Carpet and the Enchanted Horse in 1,001 Arabian Nights get their riders to their intended destination(s)?


[2] Was the storyteller's sister in 1,001 Arabian Nights a 17th Century Iranian carpet weaver who married a wealthy Persian horse merchant? 

[3] Did this weaver weave a carpet comprised of the stories told in 1,001 Arabian Nights? 

[1] Was the Magic Carpet in 1,001 Arabian Nights: The Prince Ahmad and the Fairy Pari Banu formerly on the back of an Arabian stallion?

The Literature


The Answers

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