The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, vol 4
The Book of the Thousand Nights and A Night
Ni'amah bin al-Rabi'a and Naomi his Slave-girl.
There lived once in the city of Cufa[FN#1] a man called Al-Rabí'a bin Hátim, who was one of the chief men of the town, a wealthy and a healthy, and Heaven had vouchsafed him a son, whom he named Ni'amah Allah.[FN#2] One day, being in the slave-brokers' mart, he saw a woman exposed for sale with a little maid of wonderful beauty and grace on her arm. So he beckoned to the b