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

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166 THE ADVENTURES OF A JACKAL
him a deadly bite, the jackal heard a low growl, which never proceeded from the throat of any sheep. Like a flash of lightning the jackal threw down the cord and was flying across the plain; but though his legs were long, the greyhound's legs were longer still, and he soon came up with his prey. The jackal turned to fight, but he was no match for the greyhound, and in a few minutes he was lying dead on the ground, while the greyhound was trotting peacefully back to the shepherd.
(Nouveaux Conies Berberes par Ren6 Bassel.)
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