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Laboulaye's Fairy Book

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Author: Various Authors
Co-author: Kate Douglas Wiggin
Published: 1866
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,036 / 140 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.4
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,999
Added to site: 2008.08.22
mnybks.net#: 21831
Origin: gutenberg.org
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The task finished, Yvon seated himself on a bench before the door of the house. As soon as he saw the giant coming he lolled back in his seat, crossed his legs, and began to sing one of his native airs.

"Have you cleaned the stable?" asked the giant, with a frown.

"Everything is ready, master," answered Yvon, without troubling himself to move.

"I am going to see for myself," howled the giant. He entered the stable grumbling, found everything in order, and came out furious.

"You have seen my Finette," cried he; "this trick did not come from your own head."

"What is myfinette?" asked Yvon, opening his mouth and shutting his eyes. "Is it one of the animals that you have in this country? Show it to me, master."

"Hold your tongue, fool," replied the giant; "you will see her sooner than you will want to."

The next morning the giant gathered his sheep together to lead them to the pasture, but before setting out he ordered Yvon to go in the course of the day

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