The RED Fairy Book - online children's book

Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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the stairs, while beside them the beer was running all over the ground from the tap, which was wide open.
' What in the world are you all doing that you don't come upstairs, and that you let the beer run all over the cellar ? '
' Yes, I know, my boy,' said the father, ' but if you marry our daughter what shall you call your children ? All the names in the calendar are taken.'
When the young man heard this answer he replied:
' Well! good-bye, I am going away. When I shall have found
three people sillier than you I will come back and marry your
So he continued his journey, and after walking a long way he
reached an orchard. Then he saw some people knocking down
walnuts, and trying to throw them into a cart with a fork.
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