Here is my first submission to a librivox.org project that I've become involved in to make an audiobook out of Volume 7 of Sir Richard Francis Burton's "THE BOOK OF A THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT" (a.k.a. "Tales of the Arabian Nights"). The three evening's tales that I'm reading here (nights 667, 668, & 669) revolve around a love story between an Arab king and a Persian princess, and include magical flying genies and horrific battles between Arab and Persian armies. Buckle your swashes, crank up the Rimsky-Korsakov, and have a listen, if you like. Note that you might want to first read the synopsis that I wrote (see below), because it's a little hard to follow, since you're jumping right smack into the middle of a multi-entanglement soap-opera, already underway.
Summary of night 667's tale: