Story of the Prince who went to hunt, and the
stratagem which the Vazir practised on him
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[The whole of this story, as Falconer has stated, is wanting in the manuscript It is the tale of the prince who was changed into a woman by drinking at an enchanted fountain.—See Scott's version of the Seven Vazīrs in the present volume, where it forms the fourth story of the Damsel.

We must now turn back to the displaced leaves —folia 87 to 126 inclusive—which should follow the missing story of the Changed Sex. And here is another deficiency; but it may be supposed that, as usual, the king once more gives orders for the execu­tion of his son, upon which the Seventh Vazīr presents himself, and, having prevailed upon his Majesty to stay the execution, begins to relate the