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Ali Baba

     
Ali Baba
the main character in a story called Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, from The Arabian Nights. Ali Baba sees 40 thieves enter a secret cave (=a large hole in the side of a cliff or under the ground) by saying the magic words "Open Sesame", which makes a door in the cliff open. He repeats these words, enters the cave, and takes some of the gold that the thieves keep there.

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