Sharaz-De has survived the night, and King Shahriyar is eager for more stories. In this installment, Sharaz-De tells him the tale of an ill king who will stop at nothing to find a cure. An old wise man visits the king, claiming he knows the cure, but the king must follow his outlandish orders exactly. Sharaz-De then tells the story of a poor mountain man who stumbles upon a genie in a sealed urn. Though the king is delighted with these tales, how long can Sharaz-De stay alive?