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

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THE SILENT PRINCESS                 327
young man answered yes, and that the other two were even now on their way to the palace, so that the sultan might judge between them.'
At this point in his story the nightingale stopped, and asked the prince which of the three he thought had the best right to the princess.
' The one who had learned how to prepare the ointment,' replied he.
' But if it had not been for the man who could see what was happening at a distance they would never have known that the princess was ill,' said the nightingale. I would give it to him.' And the strife between them
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