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King Shahzaman who loved nothing more than stay at home was on the road, for a day, traveling with a large retinue and baggage. He adored his elder brother while young and now his heart was in a whirl and was not sure how long absence would cause when they met. He was struck and realized he had left behind a gift a family heirloom that would bowl over his elder brother.
He stopped and cried ‘Halt!’
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He ordered his party to camp there while he rode back to fetch the item. Being a good rider he was sure to get back soon without disrupting their travel plan. He rode off.

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The royal messenger with an escort party set out that night; furiously they rode hard and they passed hostile and peaceable terrain and the royal insignia let them pass through unmolested. At last they reached the city gates of Samarkhand by dawn.

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King Shahryar dictated the letter to his Vazir who set a messenger to leave for Samarkhand the same night. The old Vazir knew the king’s order brooked no delay.

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