The GREEN Fairy Book - online children's book

Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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THE SNUFF-BOX.
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said he smelled mortal flesh and blood. But his mother told him that it was an unhappy man who had lost everything and had come all this way to consult him, and bade the young man not to be afraid, but to come forward and show himself. So he went boldly up to the moon, and asked if by any accident he had seen a palace with the
laths of gold and the tiles of diamond and all the furni­ture of silver and gold. Once this house belonged to him, but now it was stolen. And the moon said no, but that the sun traveled further than he did, and that the young man had better go and ask him.
So the young man departed and went away, away, away, as well as his horse would take him, begging his living as
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