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Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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CANNETELLA                            343
to her help, for all in the palace lay as if they were dead. The magician seized her in the bed on which she lay, and was going to carry her off with him, when the little piece of paper which the old woman had placed under her pillow fell on the floor.
In an instant all the people in the palace woke up, and as Cannetella was still screaming for help, they rushed to her rescue. They seized Scioravante and put him to death; so he was caught in the trap which he had laid for the princess and, as is so often the case in this world, the biter himself was bit.
[From the Italian, Kletke.]
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