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Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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THE STORY OF SIGURD
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and flayed off the skin, and took it to the house of Otter's father. Then he knew his son was dead, and to punish the person who had killed hirn he said he must have the Otter's skin filled with gold, and covered all over with red gold, or it should go worse with him. Then the person who had killed Otter went down and caught the Dwarf who owned all the treasure and took it from him.
Only one ring was left, which the Dwarf wore, and even that was taken from him.
Then the poor Dwarf was very angry, and he prayed that the gold might never bring any but bad luck to all the men who might own it, for ever.
Then the otter skin was filled with gold and covered with gold, all but one hair, and that was covered with the poor Dwarf's last ring.
But it brought good luck to nobody. First Fafnir, the Dragon,
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