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Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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158                     TWO IN A SACK
brought in oak tables, laid silken covers on them, and spread them with all sorts of delicious dishes and refreshing drinks.
The woman ate and drank, and praised her husband.
' Well, now, old man, I won't beat you any more,' said she.
When they had done eating the man carried off the
good sack, and put it away in his store-room, but hung the bad sack up on the nail. Then he lounged up and down in the yard.
Meantime his wife became thirsty. She looked with longing eyes at the sack, and at last she said, as her husband had done:
' Two out of the sack.'
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