Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Ali Baba, a poor woodcutter was in the forest when he saw forty thieves stop in front of a cave.

The leader said “Open Sesame!” and before Ali Baba’s amazed eyes the sealed mouth of the cave magically opened and the men disappeared inside. To come out and close the entrance, the leader said “Close Sesame” and the cave sealed itself once more. Trembling with excitement Ali Baba waited till the thieves had left and then entered the cave after saying the magic words. To his delight he found lots of treasure.

Ali Baba told his brother Kasim about the wondrous cave. Kasim set off to get some treasure for himself too. Sadly, he forgot the words to leave the cave and the thieves killed him. Ali Baba discovered his brother’s body in the cave. With the help of a slave girl called Morgiana, he was able to take Kasim’s body back home and bury it.

Realising that someone else knew about their cave the thieves tracked Ali Baba down. The leader, disguised as an oil seller stayed with Ali Baba. He had brought along mules loaded with forty oil jars containing the other thieves. Clever Morgiana knew who the oil seller really was and poured boiling oil into the jars killing the other thieves. While dancing in front of the leader of the thieves Morgiana stabbed him. Ali Baba was saved and lived happily ever after.

67 Responses to “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves”

  1. Rachael Ogunbodede on July 22nd, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Really nice

  2. Really, "and lived happily ever after"?

  3. Cool I love it

  4. Wired

  5. Mark Jorge Borromeo on March 14th, 2013 at 11:22 am

    can I ask for a good theme..

  6. Walid Guenaoui on April 12th, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    I don't like.

  7. cool I love it it was interesting.

  8. Good summary for the story.

  9. benedict brogan on April 28th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    hi love this story

  10. Benedict Brogan on April 28th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    I love it, it was cool.

  11. thtas not how the story goes

  12. thats not how the story goes

  13. I read this story in junior high and fell in love with it ..where can I get the entire story from?

  14. Karen M. Budlayan on December 4th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    ang ganda ng story kapag binabasa mo lalo na kung napapanood mo sya

  15. kanindot xa story io



  18. Angelica Millagracia Elago on January 30th, 2014 at 11:54 am

    ang ganda ng story
    kung tagalog sana

  19. Juliequeen De Paula Tuan on February 4th, 2014 at 11:15 am

    nice short story i was reality

  20. super story. nice to read

  21. cool story 😀

  22. napakagand pero mas maganda kung tagalog para mas maintindihan ng maayos ng nagbabasa

  23. napakaganda

  24. cool
    story ali baba

  25. I love it

  26. so interesting

  27. ok

  28. ok

  29. ok

  30. ok

  31. ok

  32. i love it meau teia tua

  33. wonderful ..

  34. awesomeeeeeeeeeeeee

  35. vikas sharma on July 4th, 2014 at 9:25 am


  36. rajesh kumar Singh on July 31st, 2014 at 11:17 am

    very good

  37. Louis Aldrin Lorzano on August 27th, 2014 at 7:02 am

    ganda naman

  38. Ronalyn Gamos Zuela on September 17th, 2014 at 9:49 am


  39. Amina L'éléguente on November 12th, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    my prefer story

  40. yes i found that one..:)

  41. Cool store

  42. Johnrobert Limen on January 3rd, 2015 at 6:24 am

    Yes Pakupya Nayan 😀

  43. Like, but so simple.

  44. Like this

  45. like this

  46. Beautiful story

  47. Magic Words are so cool!!:) like open sesame! & close sesame!

  48. nicd story

  49. nice and good story

  50. detective story

  51. wow

  52. wow

    na lang

  53. Fools die without gain? explain

  54. i like it

  55. nicE I LOVE IT !

  56. huh just realy cool

  57. can i ask what is the lesson about that story ?

  58. Nice!

  59. i love it

  60. its so nice

  61. boom panesss 😀

  62. nice… i really understand the story.. great job!

  63. nice one my project n ya ko

  64. <3 <3 <3

  65. eh…

  66. Manishika Gupta on May 1st, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Lovely !! Awesome story !!

  67. im in junior high, and need to find the back ground of this story extremely bad!

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