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Sheikh Imam has a beautiful daughter, who is being courted by two dashing young men. The Sheikh, however, does not approve of either of them, and so devises a paradoxical contest for the suitors. He gives each a camel, and tells them to ride to a distant town and return. The man with the slowest camel – that is, which returns last – shall be the groom.
The men depart, and after riding somewhat aimlessly in the desert they come together and camp, talking long into the night. At dawn they leap on the camels and ride as fast as they can to the town and back. When they return, one just ahead of the other, the old sheikh resignedly gives his daughter in marriage.
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