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PORTUGUESE FAIRY TALES.

mounted his horse and started to the capital, seeking his brother George, as he feared some danger had befallen him.

On arriving at the capital he met George, who was waiting for him at the gates, and who related to him what had taken place, and that the king wished to reward him by giving him the command of the whole army and his daughter in marriage. Then he further said to his brother: "You know that I cannot marry the princess on account of the vow of celibacy that I made long ago. Go you then to the king and take the dragon's head that I cut off, and present it to the king. As you are so like me the king will not perceive the difference, and will believe that you are the knight who killed the dragon, and he will give you his daughter in marriage. After you have concluded this affair, ask the king to make me his commander-in-chief, as I wish to make a name for myself in the pursuit of arms."

It all happened as George desired, and he performed such glorious deeds for the good of his country and king, and was always so pious and virtuous that, after a saintly death, he earned the honour of being canonized by the church.

Coimbra.


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