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Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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VIVIEN AND PLACID A.                       251
with a fortunate stroke he cut the serpent in halves, and picking up one morsel flung it with all his force at the nose of the giant, who fell insensible on top of the lion, and in an instant a thick black cloud rolled up which hid
them from view, and when it cleared away they had all disappeared.
Then the prince, without even waiting to sheathe his sword, rushed back to the gazelle, crying:
"Now you have had plenty of time to recover your wits,
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