And the emeer said: "This is what occurred to my mind, and excellent is the advice."
And the Emeer Moosa went on into the interior of the palace.
Then the king of the blacks said to the emeer: "Are ye of mankind, or of the genies?"
So the Emeer Moosà said, This is the action of the rational.
The Emeer Moosa thereupon presented to the king of the blacks many presents, and gave him large gifts.
In like manner, too, the king of the blacks gave to the Emeer Moosa a present consisting of wonders of the sea.
The Emeer Moosà then entered the gate, and with him half of the people, who bore their weapons of war.
And how, said the Emeer, can we contrive to enter it, and divert ourselves with a view of its wonders?
The Emeer sent an officer and inquired into the case—reversed the orders of the local prince, and assured them of his protection.
The Emeer Moosa then entered the gate, and with him half of the people, who bore their weapons of war.