"Make haste and give me the lamp." This Aladdin refused to do until he was out of the cave.
The magician left Persia for ever, which plainly showed that he was no uncle of Aladdin's, but a cunning magician who had read in his magic books of a wonderful lamp, which would make him the most powerful man in the world.
For two days Aladdin remained in the dark, crying and lamenting.
Aladdin fearlessly replied: "Deliver me from this place!" whereupon the earth opened, and he found himself outside.
Aladdin bade her keep her cotton, for he would sell the lamp instead.
So they sat at breakfast till it was dinner-time, and Aladdin told his mother about the lamp.
"No," said Aladdin, "since chance has made us aware of its virtues, we will use it and the ring likewise, which I shall always wear on my finger." When they had eaten all the genie had brought, Aladdin sold one of the silver plates, and so on till none were left.
One day Aladdin heard an order from the Sultan proclaimed that everyone was to stay at home and close his shutters while the princess, his daughter, went to and from the bath.
Now I pray you to forgive not me alone, but my son Aladdin."
The Sultan granted this, and told Aladdin's mother that, though he consented to the marriage, she must not appear before him again for three months.
Aladdin waited patiently for nearly three months, but after two had elapsed his mother, going into the city to buy oil, found everyone rejoicing, and asked what was going on.
Breathless, she ran and told Aladdin, who was overwhelmed at first, but presently bethought him of the lamp.