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A Collection of Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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FATHER GRUMBLER                     85
accustomed as they were to his language, wondered at him.
At last he grew a little quieter, but remained as puzzled as ever.
' Can I have forgotten the words ? But I know that was what he said ! And I saw the diamonds with my
own eyes ! ' Then suddenly he seized the cock, shut it into the basket, and rushed out of the house.
His heavy wooden shoes clattered as he ran along the road, and he made such haste that the stars were only just beginning to come out when he reached the cave of the Holy Man.
' Who is that knocking ? ' asked a voice from within.
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