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Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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258                     THE BLUE MOUNTAINS
get a man to stay in it from ten o'clock till midnight for three nights on end I should be freed from the spell.'
'1 am the man for you, then,' said he ; ' I will take on hand to do it.'
Thereupon she brought him a pipe and tobacco, and he went
into the room; but before long he heard a hammering and knocking on the outside of the door, and was told to open it
' I won't,' he said.
The next moment the door came flying in, and those outside along with it. They knocked him down, and kicked him, and knelt on his body till it came to midnight; but as soon as the cock crew they all disappeared. The Irishman was little more than alive
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