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A Collection of Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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FATHER GBUMBLEB                       83
things by the dozen,' he replied, sitting down in front of the table.
The woman said no more, but set before him a bottle of his favourite wine, and soon he began to wish to dis­play his prize.
' Show me what you can do, cock,' cried he. And the cock stood up and flapped his wings three times, crowing
' coquerico ' with a voice like a trumpet, and at each crow there fell from his beak golden drops, and diamonds as large as peas.
This time Father Grumbler did not invite the inn­keeper's wife to pick up his treasures, but put his own hat under the cock's beak, so as to catch everything he let
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