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Edited By Andrew Lang And With Numerous Illustrations By H. J. Ford

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THE STORY OF OSCAR                      269
Stay here, Oscar,' he said, for Widow Mclnnes was not fond of Oscar.
In a few minutes the minister came back. He patted Oscar's soft head.
' She wanted to accuse thee, Oscar lad, of killing the two white pigeons which her son sent her yesterday from the south, and which escaped this afternoon from their cage. As if you would touch the bairnies, as the poor woman calls them! Eh, lad ?'
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