The PINK FAIRY BOOK - online childrens book

Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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' What kind of a hurry is this to come home in? ' said she. ' No, the cow has not calved yet.'
' Then you must come out and help me in with a sackful of money,' said the man.
' A sackful of money? ' cried his wife.
' Yes, a sackful of money,' said he. ' Is that so very wonderful ?'
His wife did not believe very much what he told her, but she humoured him, and went out with him.
When they came to the spot where he had left it there was no money there; a thief had come along and stolen it. His wife then grew angry and scolded him heartily.
' Well, well!' said he, ' hang the money! I know what I have learned.'
' What have you learned ?' said she.
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