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Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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152                     THE LITTLE GOOD MOUSE
them. The Queen felt quite curious about a little turkey-maiden who did not wish to be a Queen, so the little mouse conveyed her­self to the poultry-yard to find out what she was like.
She found the turkey-maiden sitting upon a big stone, barefooted, and miserably dressed in an old, coarse linen gown and cap ; the
ground at her feet was all strewn with robes of gold and silver, ribbons and laces, diamonds and pearls, over which the turkeys were stalking to and fro, while the King's ugly, disagreeable son stood opposite her, declaring angrily that if she would not marry him she should be killed.
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