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Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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146                      THE GREEN FAIRY BOOK.
before. Keep it—it has only led to his destruction. Ah! without it he would be alive now, and my father and mother would not in their old age be bowed to the earth with shame and grief! Perhaps he might have been wise and happy if he had never had the chance of gratifying his wishes! Oh! how dangerous it is to have more power than the rest of the world! Take back your ring, and as ill-fortune seems to follow all on whom you bestow it, I will implore you, as a favor to myself, that you will never give it to any one who is dear to me." *
* Fenelon.
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