51 Tales translated to English by Lucy Crane & Illustrated by Walter Crane

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THE BROTHER AND SISTER.                       71
before she vanished. The King dared not speak to her, but he watched again the following night, and heard her say,
" My child my fawn this once I come to see, This once I come, and now the end must be."
Then the King could contain himself no longer, but rushed towards her, saying,
" You are no other than my dear wife ! " Then she answered,
" Yes, I am your dear wife," and in that moment, by the grace of heaven, her life returned to her, and she was once more well and strong. Then she told the King the snare that the wicked witch and her daughter had laid for her. The King had them both brought to judgment, and sentence was passed upon them. The daughter was sent away into the wood, where she was devoured by the wild beasts, and the witch was burned, and ended miserably. And as soon as her body was in ashes the spell was removed from the fawn, and he took human shape again; and then the sister and brother lived happily together until the end.