I just started reading The Arabian Nights: The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night by Richard Burton. Good book so far, but my word, it is long. I've been reading for days and have barely made a dent.
So far my takeaway is this: Wives are not to be trusted. As soon as you leave them alone, they'll have an affair (usually with a black dude). And if you want to distract someone, tell them a story, within a story, within a story, within a story...
Also, if you fall in love with someone who is more lovely and beautiful than anyone else you've ever seen, it's going to end badly. Very, very badly.
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