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Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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282                         THE GOLDEN BRANCH
The Princess was looking at the poor creatures in dismay, when the Enchanter suddenly-" entered, wearing a long black robe and with a crocodile upon his head. In his hand he carried a whip made of twenty long snakes, all alive and writhing, and the Princess
was so terrified at the sight that she heartily wished she had never come. Without saying a word she ran to the door, but it was covered with a thick spider's web, and when she broke it she found another, and another, and another. In fact, there was no end to
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