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By Adele M. Fielde

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40 chinese language fairy stories associated jointly through an overarching tale entitled The strayed arrow.

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43 hungry beggars, who told her they would remain and eat at her table as long as they lived. Grouse poured tea for all, and said he thought shrewdness had as much influence as goodness in advancing one's interests. Golden Branch thought it fair to exercise tact in effecting a correct result, as did his father's cousin. He was an old man whose wife was dead, and he lived with his daughter-in-law. The latter was a glutton, and used to privately buy, cook, and eat dainties, that she did not share with her father-in-law.

Fill He took the gifts, and found that they had the virtues described. The hat permitted him to partake unseen of the best cheer in any house seas ; the cloak carried him across and the basket furnished him with means of supplying On ; all his other needs. reaching home, he learned that his wife had died during his long absence. grown tall, wise, His three sons had and comely, and the fond father secretly used his three talismans for their benefit, so that they soon had vast wealth in land, houses, and ^(/(i fa Jfr^^^Sl ') : '\^ m EIGHT GENII.

With her, dressed when well, it clothes its bird, carried wound, and fed soared away. it it until Some days later home was it it re- turned, put before her an oval seed, and departed The woman again. when it melon. fruit planted the seed in her yard and came up she recognized the She made a formed on Toward it, trellis for it, leaf as that of a and gradually a and grew to great size. the end of the year, the old dame was un- able to pay her debts, and her poverty so weighed upon her that she became ill.

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