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H Chapter III.
In spite of the unhappy experi-
ences of his two brothers, Jack, the
youngest of the three brothers, made
up his mind to follow the foals.
"H'm, a fine joke," said the other
two brothers, rubbing their sore
backs. "If we failed, how do you,
the youngest of us three, expect to
"I don't know," said Jack, "but I
am going to try and do my best."
So Jack started off, taking the
same road toward the king's palace.
Just at nightfall he reached the king,
l who was sitting, for the third time,
in his big, luxuriant chair on the pal
"I am brother to the two boys who
tried to follow the seven foals," said
Jack. "I want to try my luck. Will
you let me, oh, king?"
After a little consideration the king
decided to let him try.
"But," said the king, "if you are
brother of the two other boys who
tried, you might just as well save
yourself the trouble. You will surely
get the three stripes down your
"Oh, good king," said the lad, "I
would much rather have the beauti
So the next morning when the
seven foals started out of the corral
toward the hills, son, the third,
started after them. Everything went
along nicely until Jack came in view
N of the ojd witch who was still spin
ning in the cleft of the shady rock.
"Please come hither and let me
comb your hair," she said in a qaress
"Not a bit of It," shouted back
Jack. "Catch me if you can' he
added as he flew past her as fast as
his feet would carry him. He hung
onto the tail of one of the foals to be
sure that she could not catch him.
When be had got past tbe-cleft in
the rock and almost lost sight of the
ugly old witch, the youngest foal said
"Won't you jump on my back?
We have a long, long way to go yet."
Jack was glad of the chance. He
jumped on right away.
For a long, long time the foals
rushed over hill and dale.
At last the foal said to Jack, "Do
you see anything yonder?"
"No," said Jack.
So they rode along again in si
lence. After a bit the foal asked him the
same question. "Do you see any
thing?" "No," said Jack.
A third time the foal asked the
question, and this time Jack said he
thought he could see something white
which looked like the outline of a big
"Yes, that is what it is," said the
foal. "We are going into that
How could a foal go into a trunk,
children? Wait and well see.
(To Be Continued.)
o o .
"What lovely time you keep," he
"You dance with 'perfect har
mony." "I ought to keep good time," she said,
"I have clocks to my hosiery'
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