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PINTOSMALTO.

husband, nor beggar-girl, nor jewels, she tore her hair and rent her clothes, and called to mind the saying,

"He who cheats must not complain if he be cheated."

 

 

More than one of those present would have given a finger to have had the power of making a husband or a wife at pleasure,—especially the Prince, who would then have seen a paste of sugar at his side, where he now had a mass of poison. But it being Tolla's turn to carry on the game, she did not wait for an execution to make her pay the debt, but spoke as follows.