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Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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44                            THE DONKEY CABBAGE
Then the old witch said, ' We have the bird-heart, but we must also get the wishing-cloak from him.''
The maiden answered, 'We will leave him that; he has already lost his wealth !'
The old witch grew angry, and said, £ Such a cloak is a wonder­ful thing, it is seldom to be had in the world, and have it I must
and will.' She beat the maiden, and said that if she did not obey it would go ill with her.
So she did her mother's bidding, and, standing one day by the window, she looked away into the far distance as if she were very sad.
' Why are you standing there looking so sad ?' asked the
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