Forty-four Turkish fairy tales by Ignácz Kúnos

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Standing upon two hills, one foot on each, she crunched resin in her jaws, and the sound could be heard two miles away. Her breathing raised astride storms, and her arms were nine yards long. " the youth said to her, putting his arm round waist. her ' ' " Hadst thou not called me mother I would have swallowed thee," How returned the woman. Then she asked him whence he came and whither he would go. " " But tell me," demanded the woman. " " Oh, dear mother," he sighed again, I am in love with the three Orange " Fairies.

The second daughter's son of the Sheikh-uMslam, an When the youngest a wood- into the hut of notice that I Here are a bow and arrow and wherever your arrows future husbands/' father, the three and her she was arrow maidens went arrow fell accordingly in the united palace of the him she got for a husband, shot, however, her arrow fell " That doesn't count," cutter. fell in the everybody/ and time the arrow fell in she shot again. attempt met no better success. cried other the sent for his daughters letter " : and the who had a black cat.

Town was a maiden who smiled roses, wept pearls, and under whose feet grass grew / he must see her. The fairies had already shown the maid to the Prince in a dream, and thus son to her and told him that kindled in him the fire in the of love/ but before his mother he refused to seek the object of his passion. and The Sultana therefore insisted, ordered a lady of the palace to accompany him on his quest. entered the hut, explained the purpose of their visit, and in the name finally They of Allah demanded the maiden for the Shahzada.

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