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Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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THE GOLDEN MERMAID.                      331
this time too, he transformed himself again into a mighty king and proceeded with an even more gorgeous retinue than the first time to the court of the emperor. He was courteously received and entertaind, and once more after dinner he led the conversation on to the subject of slaves,
and in the course of it again requested to be allowed to see the bold robber who had dared to break into the emperor's stable to steal his most valuable possession. The emperor consented, and all happened exactly as it had done at the court of the emperor with the golden bird.
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