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Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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GIRL WHO PRETENDED TO BE A BOY 337
thick were its leaves, that even a wren could not get .through. But the old woman seized hold of the branches and flung herself like a monkev from one to the others, and always she drew nearer always, always till their hair was singed by the flames of her mouth.
Then, in despair, the princess again bent down and asked if there was nothing more to be done, and Sunlight replied ' Quick, quick, take off the betrothal ring on the finger of Iliane and throw it behind you.'
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