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The Brass Bottle

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Author: F. Anstey (Thomas Anstey Guthrie)
Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 70,099 / 210 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 3,600
Added to site: 2009.12.16
mnybks.net#: 26033
Origin: gutenberg.org
More Info: en.wikipedia.org

A djinn, sealed in a jar for three thousand years, has been found by Horace Ventimore, a young and not very flourishing architect. Upon his release the djinn expresses his gratitude by seeking to grant his benefactor's every wish--generally with results the very opposite to those desired!

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Professor. "I remembered your wonderful good nature, sir, in accompanying my wife and daughter on all sorts of expeditions in the blazing hot weather we had at St. Luc--when you might have remained quietly at the hotel with me. Not that I should trouble you now, only I have to lunch at the Oriental Club, and I've an appointment afterwards to examine and report on a recently-discovered inscribed cylinder for the Museum, which will fully occupy the rest of the afternoon, so that it's physically impossible for me to go to Hammond's myself, and I strongly object to employing a broker when I can avoid it. Where did I put that catalogue?... Ah, here it is. This was sent to me by the executors of my old friend, General Collingham, who died the other day. I met him at Nakada when I was out excavating some years ago. He was something of a collector in his way, though he knew very little about it, and, of course, was taken in right and left. Most of his things are downright rubbish, but there are just a few lots that a

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2013.06.26
gibel
****.

A fun story about a man who un-expectantly becomes master of a genie. He wants nothing to do with the genie, it won’t leave and causes problems with magic. (I personally would have taken advantage of having my wishes granted, I don’t understand this guy or Major Nelson).


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