The Story of The Light of the Harem
Feramorz's fourth tale, 'The Light of the Harem', is set in the 16th century at the Ottoman Empire's court of Soliman the Great. Crown Prince Selim has a favorite in the Harem, and her name is Nourmahal. He becomes preoccupied with cares of state, and must go away for a while. This displeases Nourmahal, who turns to her friend the sorceress Namouna for advice. Namouna arranges for a Spirit to appear to the sleeping Nourmahal, who tells her she must sing to Selim to win his attention. Nourmahal follows this advice, and she and Selim are reconciled.
This fourth tale, light in tone and ending with a 'Feast of Roses', is told just as Lalla Rookh reaches the destination of her own wedding, and was surely part of Aliris/Feramorz's plan to prepare her to become his bride.