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the lesson that they taught me. Others may have riches, beauty and wit, but as for me I desire nothing but to be the poor peasant girl I always was, working hard for those she loves.'
' Yes, you have learned your lesson,' answered the fairy, ' and now you shall lead a peaceful life and marry the man you love. For after all it was not yourself you thought of but him.'
Never again did Tephany see the old woman, but she forgave Denis for selling her tears, and in time he grew to be a good husband, who did his own share of work.
From ' Le Foyer Breton,' par E. Souvestre.