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PORTUGUESE FAIRY TALES.

the next time I notice one I will call you out to see it."

"Very well, do so."

When the negro by chance saw a hen standing with one of its legs drawn up under it, he called out to his master, "Oh, dear master, come out and see a hen with only one leg!"

The Padre ran out, and cried out to the bird, "Cho', cho', chuckie!" and the hen instantly putting its leg down, the Padre said to the negro, "You rascally cheat! do you think I am a donkey?"

"No, indeed, father, by no means! but when the chicken was on your table, you did not say 'Cho, cho', chuckie!' so it did not find its other leg!"

Oliveirado Douro.


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