I like wit. Maybe that’s why I also like the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves—because Ali Baba must rely on his (and the slave Morgiana’s) intelligence to avoid being discovered by the forty thieves—and I think it makes a wonderful addition to Twelve in ‘20.
Before you listen, here’s a few facts about #4 of #12in20’s Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves post:
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is included in most (but not all) versions of One Thousand and One Nights.
Antun Yusuf Hanna Diyab—a Syrian writer and storyteller—is now known to be the author of Ali Baba.
The thieves in the story use the phrase “Open Sesame” to gain entrance to their secret lair.
… And now, here’s #4 of #12in20—Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves! 🙂