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

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138 THE LITTLE AND BIG BROTHERS
their lives. And, stooping over a spring of water, he dipped a handful of moss in it and rubbed it over the arms and legs of the boys. In an instant the trans­formation took place, and two creatures, neither beast nor human, stood before the chief.
Now the bear chief of course knew that the boys' father would seek for his sons when they did not return
home, so he sent another of his servants to the hiding-place at the fork of the trail to see what would happen. He had not waited long, when the father came in sight, stooping as he went to look for his sons' tracks in the snow. When he saw the marks of snow-shoes along the path on the right he was filled with joy, not knowing
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