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[There is here a very considerable displacement in the leaves of the MS., and some deficiencies occur throughout the remainder of the volume. The prince was doubtless remanded when the fourth vazīr had concluded his second story, as above; and the Damsel, of course, appeared for the fifth time, and urged the king to put his son to death, but it is impossible to say whether she told a story on this occasion, as all this portion of the text is wanting. We must now turn from folio 86 to folio 127 (the intervening leaves being misplaced), where we find but three pages remaining of what is evidently the first story of the Fifth Vazīr, from which it can only be conjectured that it relates to a lady who had dis­sipated, with her paramour, her husband's wealth, during his absence. From what remains, it may be entitled the