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

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THE HEART OF A MONKEY              49
of you to take the trouble. May I inquire what the business is ? "
' " Certainly," replied the hare. " It is my friend the lion who has heard so much of your charms and good qualities that he has sent me to beg that you will give
him your paw in marriage. He regrets deeply that he is unable to make the request in person, but he has been ill and is too weak to move."
' " Poor fellow ! How sad ! " said the donkey. " But you must tell him that I feel honoured by his pro­posal, and will gladly consent to be Queen of the Beasts."
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