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Fairy Adventures from Chronicles of Pantouflia By Andrew Lang

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THE GOLD OF FAIRNILEE.
245
CHAPTER III.
HE winter went by very sadly. At first the people about Fairnilee expected the English to cross the Border and march against them. They drove their cattle out on the wild hills, and into marshes where only they knew the firm paths, and raised walls of earth and stones—barmkyns, they called them — round the old house; and made many arrows to shoot out of the narrow windows at the English, used to see the
arrow-making
beside the fire at
night. He was not
afraid; and said
he would show the
English what he
could do with his
little bow. But
weeks went on and
no enemy came. Spring drew near, the snow
melted from the hills. One night Randal was
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