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

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THE FROG AND THE LION FAIRY 249
got a companion a little more intelligent than the others I have tried. Now, you had better go and build yourself a house.'
So the queen wandered away, and picking up a small axe which lay near the door she began with the help of her friend the frog to cut down some cypress trees for the purpose. And not content with that the six thousand froggy servants were told to help also, and it was not long
before they had built the prettiest little cabin in the world, and made a bed in one corner of dried ferns which they fetched from the top of the ten thousand steps. It looked soft and comfortable, and the queen was very glad to lie down upon it, so tired was she with all that had hap­pened since the morning. Scarcely, however, had she fallen asleep when the lake monsters began to make the most horrible noises just outside, while a small dragon
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