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Old Peter's Russian Tales

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Author: Arthur Ransome
Language: English
Wordcount: 69,782 / 190 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91.7
LoC Category: PN
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 1,067
Added to site: 2005.11.03
mnybks.net#: 10850
Origin: gutenberg.org
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sick with envy.

"Little Stupid," says the first, "if you will give me your silver saucer and your transparent apple, I will give you my fine new necklace."

"Little Stupid," says the second, "I will give you my new dress with gold hems if you will give me your transparent apple and your silver saucer."

"Oh, I couldn't do that," says the Little Stupid, and she goes on spinning the apple in the saucer and seeing what was happening all over the world.

So the bad ones put their wicked heads together and thought of a plan. And they took their father's axe, and went into the deep forest and hid it under a bush.

The next day they waited till afternoon, when work was done, and the little pretty one was spinning her apple in the saucer. Then they said,--

"Come along, Little Stupid; we are all going to gather berries in the forest."

"Do you really want me to come too?" says the little one. She would rather have played with her apple and saucer.

But they said, "Why, of course. You don't think we c

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