An island with unusually strong magnetic properties. A ship full of slaves. A hatch on an island with a deep tunnel under it, in which a lone man is living, with all his needs catered for. A destiny that cannot be escaped from. A mysterious black horse. A one-eyed man. Any of this sound familiar?
It's quite possible that the makers of LOST have found some or all of these elements in "The Third Kalandar's Tale" (http://classiclit.about.com/library/bl-etexts/arabian/bl-arabian-3kalander.htm), one of the tales from the Arabian Nights, which date back to the Middle Ages.
In this story, the following events occur that should be notable for LOST fans:
One Prince Ajib, son of Khazib is travelling on a ship when it passes by Magnet Mountain, a rock o…Read more >