For a certain offense Fakrash-el-Aamash, a Jinnee of the Green Jinn, is sealed up in a brass bottle by order of Suleyman, and cast into the sea. Three thousand years later the bottle is drawn up in a net by some fishermen on the south coast of England. Horace Ventimore, a struggling architect, is in love with Sylvia, the daughter of Professor Futvoye, a collector of curios. The professor favors the suit of Maurice Pringle, a prosperous architect, in preference to his poorer rival. The professor sends Ventimore to a sale of antiques to bid for certain lots. Ventimore fails to secure them, but on his own account purchases an old brass bottle in the hope that it may interest the professor. The professor rejects the bottle with scorn, and Ventimore takes it to his office and opens it with alarming result. The Jinnee emerges from the bottle and, in gratitude for his release, promises Ventimore all that his heart can desire. Through the mysterious power of the Jinnee, Samuel Wackerbath, a ...
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