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

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82
JACKAL OR TIGER?
on each foot, and strutted up and down in them admiring herself in the mirrors that lined her room.
' Oh, Tote,' asked the starling, ' how do you think our princess looks now in these fine jewels?'
' Ugh !' growled the parrot, who was really always cross in the mornings, and never recovered his temper until after lunch, ' she's got all her beauty at one end of her now; if she had a few of those fine gew-gaws round
her neck and wrists she would look better; but now, to my mind, she looks more than ever like the washer­woman's daughter dressed up.'
Poor princess! she wept and stormed and raved until she made herself quite ill; and then she declared to her father that unless she had bracelets and necklace to match the anklets she would die.
Again the king sent for Ameer Ali, and ordered
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