Sindbad the Sailor is a story-cycle of Middle Eastern origin about a sailor from Basrah (in modern-day Iraq), during the Abbasid Caliphate who has numerous fantastic adventures during his voyages throughout the seas east of Africa and south of Asia.
The First Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor
After dissipating the wealths left him by his father, Sinbad goes to sea to repair his fortune. He sets ashore on what appears to be an island, but this island proves to be a gigantic fish on which trees have taken root. The fish dives into the depths, the ship departs without Sinbad, and Sinbad saves his life only by the chance of a passing barrel sent by the grace of Allah. He is washed ashore on an island, where the king befriends him and appoints him harbour-master. One day Sinbad's own ship arrives in port, he reclaims his goods - still in the ship's hold - the king makes him rich presents, and he returns to Baghdad where he resumes a life of ease and pleasure. With the ending of the tale Sin