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Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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THE BOY AND THE WOLVES                   139
Therefore he opened all his heart to his sister, who answered : ' My brother, I understand your longing for our fellow-men, whom here we cannot see. But remember our father's words. Shall we not seek our own pleasures, and forget the little one ? '
But he would not listen, and, making no reply, he took his bow and arrows and left the hut. The snows fell and melted, yet he
' My brother, my brother, I am becoming a wolf! ■
never returned; and at last the heart of the girl grew cold and hard, and her little boy became a burden in her eyes, till one day she spoke thus to him : ; Bee, there is food for many days to come. Stay hero within the shelter of the hut. I go to seek our brother, and when I have found him I shall return hither.'
But when, after hard journeying, she reached the village where her brother dwelt, and saw that he had a wife and waa happy, and
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