Corpus ID: 201501826

The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate

  title={The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate},
  author={Tʻien-chi Chiang},
O MIGHTY CALIPH AND Commander of the Faithful, I am humbled to be in the splendor of your presence; a man can hope for no greater blessing as long as he lives. The story I have to tell is truly a strange one, and were the entirety to be tattooed at the corner of one's eye, the marvel of its presentation would not exceed that of the events recounted, for it is a warning to those who would be warned and a lesson to those who would learn. My name is Fuwaad ibn Abbas, and I was born here in Baghdad… Expand