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Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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318
BLOCKHEAD-HANS
speak, and I will marry you; but do you know that every word which we are saying and have said has been taken down and will be in the paper to-morrow ? By each window do you see there are standing three reporters and an old editor, and this old editor is the worst, for he doesn't understand anything!' but she only said this to tease Blockhead-Hans. And the reporters giggled, and each dropped a blot of ink on the floor.
' Ah ! are those the great people ? ' said Blockhead-Hans. ' Then I will give the editor the best!' So saying, he turned his pockets inside out, and threw the mud right in his face.
' That was neatly done ! ' said the Princess. ' I couldn't have done it; but I will soon learn how to !'
Blockhead-Hans became King, got a wife and a crown, and sat on the throne; and this we have still damp from the newspaper of the editor and the reporters—and they are not to be believed for a moment.
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