The greedy client tried to take all the treasure later, and was, unsurprisingly, waylaid and killed by bandits.
His younger brother brought the body home for burial. The bandits came after him too, but one of their slaves, a stunning and cunning woman, had secretly replaced the wine in the 40 vases the bandits were going hide inside with oil, and then burned them all to death.
The brother was so thankful for the slave's actions that he married her to his own son. He then claimed the bandits' treasure and shared it with all the people of his village. Once could say that they made out like bandits.
- The quest, treasure art and lore are a homage to the tale Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves from the collection One Thousand and One Nights, in particular to the later half of the story involving Morgiana's role, which is normally omitted in children's versions of the tale.