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ASHIEPATTLE AND THE PRINCESS. 247 down by one of the ropes, and I came right into a fox's hole ; and who do you think were sittting there ?— Why, n.y mother and your father of course, both mending boots; and all of a sudden my mother gave your father such a blow with an old boot, that the scurf flew out of his hair ! " " There you tell a He," shouted the princess ; '* my father never was scurfy ! " And so Ashiepattle won !