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Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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THE GOLDEN LADS.                          313
The man took to his fishing again, and one day fate brought the gold fish into his net for the third time. "Well," said the fish, "I see that I am evidently destined to fall into your hands. Now take me home and cut me into six pieces. Give two bits to your wife to eat, two to your horse, and plant the remaining two in your garden, and they will bring you a blessing."
The man carried the fish home and did exactly as he had been told. After a time, it came to pass that from the two pieces he had planted in the garden two golden lilies grew up, and that his horse had two golden foals, while his wife gave birth to twin boys who were all golden.
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