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Aladdin is one of the tales from the Arabian Nights. It concerns a young man named Aladdin living in China, who is recruited by a sorceror to retrieve a oil lamp from a booby-trapped[?] magic cave. After the sorceror attempts to double-cross him, Aladdin keeps the lamp for himself, and discovers that it contains a genie that is bound to obey the orders of the person holding the lamp. With the aid of the genie, Aladdin becomes rich and powerful and marries a princess. The sorceror returns, and is able to get his hands on the lamp (by tricking Aladdin's wife, who is unaware of the lamp's importance), but Aladdin wins out in the end.

This tale was transformed into a 1992 animated musical comedy[?] by Walt Disney Pictures. See Aladdin (movie).

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