The magician flew into a terrible passion, and throwing some more powder on the fire, he said something, and the stone rolled back into its place.
At last he clasped his hands in prayer, and in so doing rubbed the ring, which the magician had forgotten to take from him.
But far away in Africa the magician remembered Aladdin, and by his magic arts discovered that Aladdin, instead of perishing miserably in the cave, had escaped, and had married a princess, with whom he was living in great honour and wealth.
Unluckily, Aladdin had gone a-hunting for eight days, which gave the magician plenty of time.
That morning the princess rose earlier than she had done since she had been carried into Africa by the magician, whose company she was forced to endure once a day.
Put on your most beautiful dress," he said to her, "and receive the magician with smiles, leading him to believe that you have forgotten me.
She put on a girdle and head-dress of diamonds, and seeing in a glass that she looked more beautiful than ever, received the magician, saying to his great amazement: "I have made up my mind that Aladdin is dead, and that all my tears will not bring him back to me, so I am resolved to mourn no more, and have therefore invited you to sup with me; but I am tired of the wines of China, and would fain taste those of Africa.
Before drinking the magician made her a speech in praise of her beauty, but the princess cut him short saying:
She set her cup to her lips and kept it there, while the magician drained his to the dregs and fell back lifeless.
The magician soon found out what he wished to know, and pointed out the place where the Prince was imprisoned, but said: 'He is kept there by enchantment, and cannot be set free without my help.
He recognised the magician immediately, but the old man did not know him, he had grown so thin.