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Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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THE RIDDLE.
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"Take that to your master," she said; but as ghespoke the glass cracked and the poison spurted over theTiorse, and it was so powerful that the poor creature sank down dead. The servant ran after his master and told him what had happened, and then, not wishing to lose the saddle as well as the horse, he went back to fetch it. "When he got
to the spot he saw that a raven had perched on the carcass and was pecking at it. "Who knows whether we shall get anything better to eat to-day?" said the servant, and he shot the raven and carried it off.
Then they rode on all day through the forest without coming to the end. At nightfall they reached an inn, which they entered, and the servant gave the landlord
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