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(without typos) from the publisher. 1891. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... the ghost. Once upon a time a poor scholar going to town
chanced to come across the body of a man which had been cast by
some one under the walls of the town near to the gate. The scholar
had very little money in his pocket, but for all that he wilKngly
paid for the body to be buried in a Christian manner, so that it
might be protected from insult. Having seen to this, he said a few
prayers over the grave, and then continued his journey. It chanced
that one day, as he passed through an oak-wood, he felt tired, and
laid himself down to sleep under one of the trees. When he awoke,
how astonished was he to find that his pockets were all full of
gold He called down blessings on the head of whoever it was that
had done him this good turn, and went on. At length he came to the
bank of a wide river too deep for him to ford. Seeing the money he
had with him, two boatmen offered to row him across. He entered the
boat, and the men rowed till they came to the middle of the river,
when they set upon him, robbed him of his gold, and then threw him
into the water. Russian. Jj Almost insensible he was carried away
by the stream, but as he was floating along he found a log of wood
beside him. He clung to it, and, keeping himself afloat by means of
it, managed to scramble to shore. The log, however, was not really
what it seemed to be. It was the spirit of the dead man whom the
poor scholar had buried, and now, when he was on shore, the spirit
spoke to him, and said--"I am the spirit of him whose corpse you
honoured with burial. I am grateful for what you did, and in return
I will teach you three things: how to change yourself into a crow,
a hare, and a roebuck." Having acquired these strange powers, the
poor man went on his way. In time he came to the court of a mighty
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