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ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO

and filling it with water he watered the ground over the hole.

He then asked:

'Is there anything else to be done?'

'Nothing else,' answered the Fox. 'We can now go away. You can return in about twenty minutes, and you will find a shrub already pushing through the ground, with its branches quite loaded with money.'

The poor puppet, beside himself with joy, thanked the Fox and the Cat a thousand times, and promised them a beautiful present.

'We wish for no presents,' answered the two rascals. 'It is enough for us to have taught you the way to enrich yourself without undergoing hard work, and we are as happy as folk out for a holiday.'

Thus saying they took leave of Pinocchio, and wishing him a good harvest went about their business.