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THE PENTAMERONE.

his finger, that he might not again commit such a folly; for

"The dog who has been scalded with hot water has ever after a dread of cold water."

 

 

The adventures of Minecco Aniello gave great satisfaction to the Prince and his wife, and they blest the mice a thousand times for getting the stone again for the poor man, and rewarding the magicians with O plus O[1] and a broken neck into the bargain. But as Meneca had now taken her station on the racecourse of story-telling, all present barred the door of words with the bolt of silence, and she began as follows.

  1. Co lo chirchio de lo dito.