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PORTUGUESE FAIRY TALES.

The next student did the same, saying:—

In the name of the Holy Two,
This piece for me will do.

When the soldier saw that only one portion was left in the dish, he quickly seized hold of it, and cried:—

In the name of the Holy Three,
This piece will just suit me,
And the fourth may fatten thee!

And thus he was able to secure the last piece, which would have escaped him had he not had his wits about him.


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