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A Collection of Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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278 THE BATTLE OF THE BIRDS
thou wouldst have given me my share,' cooed the golden pigeon, and as he spoke three more grains fell, and the silver pigeon ate them as before.
' If thou hadst remembered how I thatched the byre, thou wouldst have given me my share,' cooed the golden pigeon again ; and as he spoke three more grains fell, and for the third time they were eaten by the silver pigeon.
' If thou hadst remembered how I got the magpie's nest, thou wouldst have given me my share,' cooed the golden pigeon.
Then the king's son understood that they had come to remind him of what he had forgotten, and his lost memory came back, and he knew his wife, and kissed her. But as the preparations had been made, it seemed a pity to waste them, so they were married a second time, and sat down to the wedding feast.
From ' Tales of the West Highlands.'
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