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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (June 20, 1915)
THE SUNDAY OREGOMAX, PORTLAND, JUNE , 20, 1915.
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The king of Harran was the father of fifty ton.
'Prince Codadad, one of the king's sons, teas torn and
brought up in a distant country. Codadad goes as a
stranger' to his father's court and offers himself as a
soldier in the Icing's army. The king does not know
Codadad is his son, but becomes very fond of him, mak
ing him governor of his sons, who soon grow jealous of
him. By a clever trick the princes lead their father to
"believe they are lost through the carelessness of Codadad.
The king orders Codadad to go in search of them, and
one day tchile looking for his lost broth-ers Codadad
lomes to-a castle, tchere he finds a beautiful girl at a
tarred tcindow, leho tells him she is the prisoner of a
piant who wt'JI surely kill him. The giant appears, and,
drawing his tic or d. Codadad goes to meet him.
(Continued from last Sunday.)
f HAT" do you want here? roared the
giant, as he stopped within twenty
feet of the waiting prince.
" I want you to release this lady at
Once' boldly answered Codadad, pointing to
the barred window in the castle wall.
; The giant made no answer to the prince's de
mand, but, assuming a crouching attitude, he
began to walk slowly around Codadad, waiting
for a chance to spring at. him. . Suddenly the
giant made a lunge , at the prince, meaning to
crush him - with his great hands. Codadad
nimbly stepped aside, and with a powerful
stroke of his sword he "completely severed one
of the giant's huge hands. Screaming with pain,
the giant fell to the ground with a great crash,
and," springing upon the monster's body, Coda
dad quickly cut off his ugly head. ;
"Search his pockets for the keys df the
castle," cried the fair captive, pressing her white
face to the bars of her room.
Codadad soon found the keys, and, unlocking
the outer door, he made his way to the impris
"It was wonderful," cried the lady when,
Codadad stood before her. " You are truly a
hero! How. can I ever thank you for saving my
life?" And, taking. the prince's hand in her own
slender one, she pressed her lips to it. -:
Codadad was so pleased with her dazzling
beauty and charming manners that he imme
diately fell in love with her.
While they were talking they heard sounds of
wailing voices which, the lady said, belonged to
-the other victims of the giant.- At once Codadad
and the - lady, went about the castle, opening
prison doors and freeing the poor wretches who
were confined there. .
To the surprise and great joy of Codadad he
found among the prisoners the forty-nine lost
princes that'he had been sent out to find. The
prince embraced them, telling them how anxious
the king had been on their account and how
glad he was to find them all safe.
" The other captives were merchants and Coda
dad told them to hunt out their goods from
among the treasures that lay about on every
side. When each merchant had found his own
goods the prince told them to take the treasure
belonging to the dead giant, to divide, it equally
among them, and then to return to their homes.
After the merchants had loaded their goods on to
their horses and camels, which were found,
still safe,' in the giant's stable, they thanked
him many times for saving their lives and de
. " Now," said Codadad, turning to the lady
after the merchants had gone, " the sons of King
Harran and myself will be glad to see you safely
back to your own country."
" I have left my country forever," answered
the lady; "but since you have saved my life I
think I ought to tell you my story. I am a prin
cess, and my father was killed by a wicked per
son who wished to have the throne for himself,
and so I have had to run away in order to save
my own life."
" Your story sounds interesting," said Coda
dad, "and I am quite sure we will all love. to
hear it." ' -
As the young princes all nodded their ap
proval, the princess climbed up on one of the
giant's big chairs, and when the others had all
made themselves comfortable she -began: " My
managed to cling to a
piece of wreckage and was
finally washed ashore."'
father was the king of the city of Deryabar
and I am his only child. One day while out
hunting my father lost his way and wandered
about until night overtook him. At last he saw
the glimmer of a light ahead, and, making his
way towards it, he found that it came from a
" On looking through the window he was filled
with horror to see an enormous black man
roasting a half of an ox before a fire and in
a far corner of the hut a lady crouching, with a
look of great terror on her beautiful face. Her
hands were bound together and at her side lay
a little child. .,
" Presently the black man began to talk to
the lady, saying that if she would try to love
him he would treat her with more kindness.
The lady told him that he was a monster and
that she hated him, and this caused the giant to
fly into a great rage, so, dropping the meat he
was roasting, he snatched up a knife and rushed
at her. " . -
" My father, putting an arrow into his bow,
shot the man through the heart before he had
done the lady any harm. She had been so ter
rified, however, that she had quite forgotten her
name or whence she had come.
" The next morning my father took the lady
and her little son back to his palace, and, as he
could not find out who she was or where she
had come from, he allowed her to remain in his
palace with her child. The boy grew up into a
handsome young manj The lords and ladies of
the court petted him and made a great deal of
him, for he was a bright and interesting fellow.
" All their petting soon spoiled him, and he
became so conceited that he demanded me as his
bride from my father. My father told him that
he had other plans for me, and this so enraged
the young man that he soon found means of kill
ing my father and placing himself on the throne.
" I was forced to flee to save my life, and,
with my grand vizier, who remained loyal to me,
boarded a ship, to seek safety in another coun
try. But before we had been at sea more than
a few days the ship was wrecked in a storm.
I managed to cling to a piece of the wreckage
and was finally washed ashore, where I was
found by the king of a city near by, who hap-
Eened to ride that way with his attendants. The
ing took me to his palace and placed me in
the care of his mother, who was very . kind to
me. Soon the king fell in love with me, and, as
I had learned to love him too, we were married
and lived in perfect happiness for some time.
" One day a great army of enemies came
swarming down upon us and overpowered us.
The king and I just managed to escape by put
ting to sea in a small boat, and we were tossed
about by the waves for some days. At last
we sighted a large ship, but when we came up
to it w were horrified to find it was a pirate
"The "pirates killed, my poor husband, "and
several days later they landed and set out for'
the nearest slave market, meaning to sell me
into slavery. As we passed this castle the giant
came out, killed all the pirates, took me, . and
locked me in the place where you found me.
" You know the rest of my story, and as to
the future, that rests with you, as I know not
what to d. or-where to go."
" My deair lady," said Codadad, who) was
much impressed with the lady's story, " I am
sure that the father of these princes, the good
king of Harran, will be glad to receive )rou at
his court. If you will accept my love and pro
tection I will be only too glad to marry you
now, in this very place." The princess, who had '
been greatly pleaed with the handsome looks
and gallant conduct of Codadad, consented read
ily, and the wedding took place that day in tha
giant's castle. After the wedding the party,
taking enough wine and food to last them
throughout the journey, set off for the king of
. One night, after they had traveled several
days, Codadad told his brothers who he really
was and why he had come as a stranger to his
father's court. . The young princes were greatly
surprised, and, although they received their
brother kindly, they were really more jealous
than ever, for they knew that their father would
now prefer him to themselves on account of
the great deed which he had done. They quick
ly made up their minds to kill , him, and that
night while Codadad lay asleep they rushed
upon him, stabbing him many times.
Leaving Codadad for dead, the princes con
tinued their journey, and next day they ar
rived at their father's palace. They told their
father that they had been visiting in a distant
city, being careful not to say anything about
Codadad or the giant. Z-
v- In the meanwhile the weeping princess no
ticed that her . husband was not dead, as she
had at" first supposed, but. that he still breathed.
Quickly mounting her horse she galloped off
to the nearest town in search of a doctor.' She
. soon found one, who returned with her, but
when they came to'the place where the princess
had left Codadad he had disappeared.
(To he continued- next Sunday.) .
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the Teenie Weenie orchestra struck up the strains of the wedding . march.
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read the minister.
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