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Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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22                  THE HOUSE IN THE WOOD
Then she fetched a bowl of water, and the cock and hen flew on to the edge, put their beaks in, and then held up their heads as birds do when they drink, and the brindled cow also drank her fill. When the beasts wTere satisfied, the maiden sat down beside the old man at the table and ate what was left for her. Soon the cock and
hen began to tuck their heads under their wings, and the brindled cow blinked its eyes, so the maiden said, ' Shall we not go to rest now?'
Pretty cock,
Pretty hen,
And yon, pretty brindled cow,
What do you say now ?
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