The GREEN Fairy Book - online children's book

Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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THE LITTLE SOLDIER.                        161
woman down to her waist. She took the tunic and put it on.
It was a magnificent tunic of orange velvet embroidered in pearls, hut the pearls were not so white as her own neck.
"That is not all," she said. "Go to the gallery, take
the staircase which is on the left, and in the second room on the first story you will find another closet with my skirt. Bring this to me."
The kinglet did'as he was told, but in entering the room he saw, instead of merely hands, eight arms, each holding an enormous stick. lie instantly unsheathed his sword and cut his way through with such vigor that he hardly received a scratch.
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