The GREEN Fairy Book - online children's book

Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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had come during the night, and the grateful creatures had industriously gathered all the millet together and put it in the sacks.
The king's daughter came down to the garden herself and saw to her amazement tnat her suitor had accom­plished the task she had given him. But even now she could not bend her proud heart, and she said: "Though he has executed these two tasks, yet he shall not be my husband till he brings me an apple from the tree of life."
The young man did not even know where the tree of life grew, but he set off, determined to walk as far as his legs would carry him, though he had no hope of ever finding it.
After journeying through three different kingdoms he reached a wood one night, and lying down under a tree prepared to go to sleep there. Suddenly he heard a sound in the boughs, and a golden apple fell right into his hand. At the same moment three ravens flew down to him, perched on his knee, and said: "We are the three young ravens whom you saved from starvation. When we grew
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