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XIX

          

Pinocchio is robbed of his money, and as a
          punishment he is sent to prison for
          four months.


The puppet returned to the town and began to count the minutes one by one; and when he thought that it must be time he took the road leading to the Field of miracles.

And as he walked along with hurried steps his heart beat fast tic, tac, tic, tac, like a drawing-room clock when it is really going well. Meanwhile he was thinking to himself:

'And if instead of a thousand gold pieces, I was to find on the branches of the tree two thousand? . . . And instead of two