When the guardian of the Temple of Fortune comes for Aladdin's help saying the Destiny Stone, which makes it possible for ordinary people to do extraordinary things, is broken, the hero first tells the rest of the gang how he met Abu. The monkey was the unappreciated main income of Minos's circus act, who picked the audience's pockets, and one day Aladdin's nearly empty purse. Impressed with Aladdin's performance getting it back, and even stealing Minos's full purse, Minos's accomplice Fatima convinces him to enlist the street rat as purse-snatcher, and indeed he does better then Abu, who is now further scorned. Only ever fair and generous newbie Aladdin generously shares his -half- share with the monkey. Hearing a victim's desperate family weep they are cleaned out, Aladdin donates them the rest of his profit. Next morning Aladdin refuses to continue that way, and is surprised the circus gang agrees: instead he is sent into the temple, to pass the elaborate traps and get the magical ... Written by
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The crowd's similes used to describe Minos and Fatima foreshadow their later transformations. See more
References The Sword in the Stone