This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ... THE HEDGEHOG, THE MERCHANT,
THE KING, AND THE POOR MAN. WHERE there was, where there was not,
it is enough that there was once a merchant, there were also a
king, and a poor man. One day the merchant went out to hunt, and he
travelled and journeyed till, oh my lord's son, he found himself in
such a thick forest that he saw neither the sky nor the earth; he
just groped around like a blindman. Here, 'pon my soul whether the
merchant tried to free himself by turning to the left or the right,
he only went into a thicker place. When he was there five days, in
hunger and thirst, stumbling about in the great wild wood without
liberation, the merchant called out: -- "Oh, my God, if any one
would take me out of this great wild thicket to the right road, I
would give him the best of my three daughters, and as a wedding
gift three sacks of coin." "I 'll lead thee out right away," said
some one before him. The merchant looked to the right, to the left,
but not a soul did he see. "Don't look around," said the certain
one again, "look under thy feet." The merchant then looked in front
and saw that near his feet was a little hedgehog, and to him he
directed then his word and speech. "Well, if thou wilt lead me out,
I will give thee my best daughter and three sacks of coin; the
first will be gold, the second silver, and the third copper." The
hedgehog went on ahead, the merchant walked after. Soon they came
out of the great wild wood. Then the hedgehog went back, and the
merchant turned his wagon-tongue homeward. Now the king went to
hunt, -- went in the same way as the merchant; and he too was lost
in the great wild wood. The king went to the right and the left,
tried in every way to free himself; all he gained was that he came
to a thicker...
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||Paperback - Trade
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