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Children's Classic Fairy Tales From The East, Edited By Andrew Lang

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THE BARBERS FIFTH BROTHER 199
' The next day she will complain to her mother of the way she has been treated, which will fill my heart with joy. Her mother will come to seek me, and, kissing my hands with respect, will say, " My lord " ( for she could not dare to risk my anger by using the familiar title of " son-in-law "), " My lord, do not, I implore you, refuse to look upon my daughter or to approach her. She only
ALNASCHAR KICKS OVER HIS BASKET
lives to please you, and loves you with all her soul." But I shall pay no more heed to my mother-in-law's words than I did to those of the women. Again she will beseech me to listen to her entreaties, throwing herself this time at my feet, but all to no purpose. Then, putting a glass of wine into my wife's hand, she will say to her, " There, present that to him yourself, he cannot have the cruelty
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