The Blue Fairy Book - online childrens book

Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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' Come down quickly,' cried Blue Beard, ' or I will come up to you.'
' I am coming,' answered his wife ; and then she cried, ' Anne, sister Anne, dost thou not see anyone coming ? '
' I see,' replied sister Anne, ' a great dust, which comes on this side here.'
' Are they my brothers ? '
' Alas! no, my dear sister, I see a flock of sheep.'
' Will you not come down ? ' cried Blue Beard.
' One moment longer,' said his wife, and then she cried out: * Anne, sister Anne, dost thou see nobody coining ? '
' I see,' said she, ' two horsemen, but they are yet a great way off.'
' God be praised,' replied the poor wife joyfully : ' they are my brothers; I will make them a sign, as well as I can, for them to make haste.'
Then Blue Beard bawled out so loud that he made the whole
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