The Brass Bottle
by F. Anstey
Publisher: ManyBooks 1900
Number of pages: 210
A djinn, sealed in a jar for three thousand years, has been found by Horace Ventimore, a young and not very flourishing architect. Upon his release the djinn expresses his gratitude by seeking to grant his benefactor's every wish -- generally with results the very opposite to those desired!
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