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Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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I can't get it off. If you want the ring you will have to take the finger too! '
' I will try, and then the ring will very soon come off,' said Farmer Weatherbeard.
' No, thank you, I will try myself,' said the Princess, and she went away to the fireplace and put some ashes on the ring.
So the ring came off and was lost among the ashes.
Farmer Weatherbeard changed himself into a hare, which scratched and scraped about in the fireplace after the ring until the ashes were up to its ears. But Jack changed himself into a fox, and bit the hare's head off, and if Farmer Weatherbeard was pos­sessed by the evil one all was now over with him.1
1 From P. C. Asbjorusen.
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