For centuries, readers have been fascinated by the stories of the Arabian Nights. Perhaps the best-known is Sindbad the Sailor. He discovers an island he thinks is paradise, but it is actually a giant whale. He sees what he thinks is a huge mountain. It is, in fact, the egg of the famous Roc, a bird so huge that she can carry an elephant in her talons. Sindbad manages to escape from Roc's nest one night by tying his turban to the bird's leg and is transported to the place of the final adventure in this volume: the Valley of Diamonds. It is a story of high adventure and wit overcoming any obstacle.