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Empty Start - A Tale from Arabian Nights

Guess all the words in order to read the story "The Stolen Purse"
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Four
merchants
once
owned
in
common
a
thousand
gold
pieces;
so
they
laid
them
mingled
together
in
one
purse
and
set
out
to
buy
merchandise
therewith.
They
happened
as
they
wended
their
way
on
a
beautiful
garden;
so
they
left
the
purse
with
a
woman
who
had
care
of
the
garden,
saying
to
her,
"Mind
thee,
thou
shalt
not
give
it
back
save
when
all
four
of
us
in
person
demand
it
of
thee."
She
agreed
to
this
and
they
entered
and
strolled
awhile
about
the
garden-
walks
and
ate
and
drank
and
made
merry,
after
which
one
of
them
said
to
the
others,
"I
have
with
me
scented
fuller's-
earth;
come,
let
us
wash
our
heads
therewith
in
this
running
water.
"Quoth
another,
"We
lack
a
comb;"
and
a
third,
"Let
us
ask
the
keeper;
belike
she
hath
a
comb."
Thereupon
one
of
them
arose
and
accosting
the
care-taker,
said
to
her,
"Give
me
the
purse."
Said
she,
"Not
until
ye
be
all
present
or
thy
fellows
bid
me
give
it
thee."
Then
he
called
to
his
companions
(who
could
see
him
but
not
hear
him)
saying,
"She
will
not
give
it
me;"
and
they
said
to
her,
"Give
it
him,"
thinking
he
meant
the
comb.
So
she
gave
him
the
purse
and
he
took
it
and
made
off
as
fast
as
he
could.
When
the
three
others
were
wary
of
waiting,
they
went
to
the
keeper
and
asked
her,
"Why
wilt
thou
not
give
him
the
comb?"
Answered
she,
"He
demanded
naught
of
me
save
the
purse,
and
I
gave
not
that
same
but
with
your
consent,
and
he
went
his
way
with
it."
When
they
heard
her
words
they
buffeted
their
faces
and,
laying
hands
upon
her,
said,
"We
authorized
thee
only
to
give
him
the
comb;"
and
she
rejoined,
"He
named
not
a
comb
to
me."
Then
they
seized
her
and
haled
her
before
the
Kazi,
to
whom
they
related
their
claim
and
he
condemned
her
to
make
good
the
the
purse
and
bound
over
sundry
of
her
debtors
to
answer
for
her.
---And
Shahrazad
perceived
the
dawn
of
day
and
ceased
to
say
her
permitted
say.
When
it
was
the
Six
Hundred
and
Sixth
Night
-She
said,
It
hath
reached
me,
O
auspicious
King,
that
the
Kazi
condemned
the
care-taker
to
make
good
the
purse
and
bound
over
sundry
of
her
debtors
to
answer
for
her.
So
she
went
forth,
confounded
and
knowing
not
her
way
out
of
difficulty.
Presently
she
met
a
five-
year-
old
boy
who,
seeing
her
troubled,
said
to
her,
"What
ails
thee,
O
my
mother?"
But
she
gave
him
no
answer,
contemning
him
because
of
his
tender
age,
and
he
repeated
his
question
a
second
time
and
a
third
time
till,
at
last,
she
told
him
all
that
had
passed,
not
forgetting
the
condition
that
she
was
to
keep
the
purse
until
all
four
had
demanded
it
of
her.
Said
the
boy,
"Give
me
a
dirham
to
buy
sweetmeats
withal
and
I
will
tell
the
how
thou
mayst
acquit
thyself.
"So
she
gave
him
a
silver
and
said
to
him,
"What
hast
thou
to
say?"
Quoth
he,
"Return
to
the
Kazi,
and
say
to
him,
It
was
agreed
between
myself
and
them
that
I
should
not
give
them
the
purse,
except
all
four
of
them
were
present.
Let
them
all
four
come
and
I
will
give
them
the
purse,
as
was
agreed."
So
she
went
back
to
the
Kazi
and
said
to
him
as
the
boy
had
counselled;
and
he
asked
the
merchants,
"Was
it
thus
agreed
between
you
and
this
woman?";
and
they
answered,
"Yes."
Quoth
the
Kazi,
"Then
bring
me
your
comrade
and
take
the
purse."
So
they
went
in
quest
of
their
fellow,
whilst
the
keeper
came
off
scot-
free
and
went
her
way
without
let
or
hindrance.
 
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level 72
Jul 26, 2015
9th line - her?
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level 70
Jul 26, 2015
fixed, thanks!
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level 72
Jul 26, 2015
contemning?
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level 70
Jul 26, 2015
that's what it says on the text I found on the internet - is contemn not a verb?
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level 72
Jul 26, 2015
I had never heard this word - but it's in the dictionary!
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level 72
Jul 26, 2015
I will tell THEE?
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level 70
Jul 26, 2015
shall I change it to 'you'? thanks
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level 57
Jul 30, 2015
Try putting all 'a's or 'and's as one answer. If you want "--And" and "And" to show up for "and", make an extra column in Step 2 and insert it as a hidden answer component in Step 3. :)