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

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194                            GRIMM'S FAIRY TALES.
Then his wife was so terrified that she fell all along on the floor, and her cap came off. Then the bird began again to sing
" It was my mother who murdered me ; "
"Oh," groaned the mother, "that I were a thousarnd fathoms under ground, so as not to be obliged to hear it."
" It was my father who ate of me ; "
Then the woman lay as if she were dead. 11 It was my sister Marjory"
" Oh," said Marjory, " I will go out, too, and see if the bird will give me anything." And so she went.
" Who all my bones in pieces found ; Them in a handkerchief she bound,"
Then he threw the shoes down to her.
"And laid them under the almond tree. Kywitt, kywitt, kywitt, I cry, Oh what a beautiful bird am I !"
And poor Marjory all at once felt happy and joyful, and put on her red shoes, and danced and jumped for joy.
" Oh dear," said she, " I felt so sad before I went outside, and now my heart is so light! He is a charming bird to have given me a pair of red shoes."
But the mother's hair stood on end, and looked like flame, and she said,
" Even if the world is coming to an end, I must go out for a little relief."
Just as she came outside the door, crash went the mill­stone on her head, and crushed her flat. The father and daughter rushed out, and saw smoke and flames of fire rise up; but when that had gone by, there stood the little brother; and he took his father and Marjory by the hand, and they felt very happy and content, and went indoors, and sat to the table, and had their dinner.