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Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK                   145
wondered about it,' she said, ' I should have left you where mis­fortune had placed you, only restoring her cow to your mother. But you showed an inquiring mind, and great courage and enterprise, therefore you deserve to rise; and when you mounted the Beanstalk you climbed the Ladder of Fortune.'
She then took her leave of Jack and his mother.
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