BROTHER FROLICK'S ADVENTURES. 3x7
every one to go out, they were left alone with the dead princess. Brother Peter immediately stripped the body of the grave-clothes, and laid it in a bath of very hot water, which he had ordered to be brought. Then he uttered a few strange words, which his comrade tried to remember, and turning to the princess, said: "I command thee to come out of the bath, and stand on thy feet."
Immediately the princess rose, and was again alive and well. The chamber-women were sent for, and the princess in her royal clothes was taken to her father, who received her with great joy, and said to the two strangers : " Name your reward; it shall be yours, even to the half of my kingdom."
But Brother Peter replied : " No, I will take no reward for what I have done."
" Oh, you foolish fellow," thought Brother Frolick to himself. Then he nudged him again in the side: "How can you be so stupid? if you don't want anything, I do."
Brother Peter, however, still refused, but the king, seeing that his comrade was quite willing to accept something, told his treasurer to fill the soldier's%napsack with gold.
They left the city after this, and travelled on till they came to a wood. Then said Brother Peter: " We may as well divide that gold."
" With all my heart," replied the good-natured fellow.
Peter took the gold, and divided it into three portions.
" What is that for ?" asked Brother Frolick. " What have you got in your head now? there are only two of us."
" Oh," he replied, " it is all right. One third is for myself, one third for you, and one third for him who eat the lamb's heart."
" Oh, I ate that," cried Brother Frolick, gathering the money up quickly. " I did indeed; can't you believe me ?"
" How can it be true ?" replied Peter; " a lamb has no heart."
" Nonsense, brother," he said, "what are you thinking of? A lamb has a heart as well as other animals. Why should he not have one?"
"Now really this is too good," replied Brother Peter. "However, you may keep all the gold to yourself, but I will go on my way alone in future."
" As you please, brother," answered the soldier. " Farewell."
Then Peter started on another road, and left Brother Frolick to