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

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THE GOLDEN GOOSE.                              269
little old grey man with whom he had shared his cake, and he said,
" I have eaten for you, and I have drunk for you, I will also give you the ship; and all because you were kind to me at the first."
Then he gave him the ship that could sail on land and on water, and when the king saw it he knew he could no longer withhold his daughter. The marriage took place immediately, and at the death of the king the Simpleton possessed the kingdom, and lived long and happily with his wife.