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Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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MOHAMMED WITH THE MAGIC FINGER 181
' My little boy told me you were coming,' she ex­plained, ' when you were yet two days distant; he alone of all men has that great gift.'
But she did not tell him that her husband could change himself into a serpent, a dog, or a monster, when-
ever he pleased. He was a very rich man, and possessed large herds of camels, goats, sheep, cattle, horses and asses; all the best of their kind. And the next morning, the sister said: ' Dear brother, go and watch our sheep, and when you are thirsty, drink their milk!' ' Very well,' answered he, and he went.
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