RIMONAH OF THE FLASHING SWORD : A NORTH AFRICAN TALE
New York : Holiday, 1995
tale is the North African version of Snow White. After she avoids being
killed on orders of her stepmother, Rimonah joins a group of Bedouins.
As time goes by, Rimonah becomes as brave and competent as any Bedouin.
As her fame spreads, her stepmother learns where she is and orders her
killed. Rimonah escapes and takes refuge in a cave with forty thieves.
Rimonah rides with the thieves and is almost killed in a raid. She is rescues
from her glass coffin by the prince of her dreams. She then goes on to
defeat her stepmother and rescue her father.
Folklore -- Egypt
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