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Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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KING KOJATA.                                205
was almost impossible to see through them, only straight in front of him lay a little patch of meadow land, over­grown with thistles and rank weeds, in the center of which a leafy lime-tree reared itself. Suddenly a rustling sound was heard in the hollow of the tree, and an extraordinary old man with green eyes and chin crept out of it.
'A fine day, Prince Milan," he said. "You've kept me waiting a good number of years. It was high time for you to come and pay me a visit."
"Who are you, in the name of wonder?" demanded the astonished prince.
'You'll find out soon enough, but in the mean time do
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