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By William Elliot Griffis

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When they found they were her favorites, and she had given each one of them a name, and every day called them to be fed, their hearts were melted by the kindness of the pretty lady. Sometimes they found her in tears and heard her pray for wings away. This made them wish that they could leave their swan forms and be like her to fly Or, if not thus able, again, as they once were. they longed to help her in some way. They all agreed that they would rather remain swan maidens and be free to fly and do as they liked, rising about and up into the air, or sailing on the water, than to be shut up for life in a prison.

He would even swear by this demi-door, as if something sacred or important. " or, many "By "By heck, heck, that pea soup such like expressions. " and BELGIAN FAIRY TALES Being so extravagantly 47 fond of the thick pea soup, which Belgians like so much, Heinrich planted a large pea patch. Every day, he went out to see how his vines were growing. When crop was ready to be gathered, he had, besides having enjoyed a daily dish of green peas, or a good basin of thick pea soup, enough of his the legumes dried, to furnish his table with thick cultivated all pea soup, all winter long.

Sometimes the children called this big fellow the Long Man, because he was so tall, and had such very long legs. In the local dialect, this became "Lounge Man," which means the same one thing. One day, his ogre wife found some honey in the forest and brought it to him. smacked He and always after that called Troetel, or Honey Bunch. his lips The first his wife his inhabitant of the country was a named Heinrich. He was a doughty fellow, who was not afraid of ogres or giants. He had long lived among people who celebrated farmer, the kermiss, but with such drunken brutality and coarse indecency, that he was disgusted, and went Heinrich's one weakwas pea soup, and his wife thought with him and rode the same hobby.

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