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Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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THE MAGICIAN'S HORSE                110
stables, and put new shoes on his feet. Then they started once more in pursuit of the prince, for the magician set great value on the horse, and was determined not to lose it.
In the meanwhile the prince had gone a great dis­tance ; but the quick ears of the black horse detected the sound of following feet from afar.
' Dismount,' he said to the prince; l put your ear to the ground, and tell me if you do not hear a sound.'
So the prince dismounted and listened. ' I seem to hear the earth tremble,' he said; ' I think he cannot be very far off.'
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