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Identifier: cu31924029932617 (find matches)
Title: Beasts and men
Year: 1918 (1910s)
Authors: Boschère, Jean de, 1878-1953
Subjects: Folklore
Publisher: New York : Dodd, Mead & Co.
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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s on his finger. Madam, said he, everyiMng ispaid for, isnt it ? Yes, sir, and thank you very much, answered theserving-maid. The three students watched this prOCedttre with agood deal of surprise, but Jan carried off the whole affairas if it were the most natural thing in the world. Now, my frieflds, said he, the doctors Say it is bad todrink on an empty stomach. What do yoti say to a goodmeal.? Excellent, cried the students. Very well then, come along with me to the next inn,and ycm shall have one. Laughing in their sleeves at the peasants simplicityj thestudents followed. Arrived at the inn, Jan ordered difflietfor four, and a heap of good things were put upon the table.After the repast, he called the serving-maid to him, took offhis cap as before, and twirled it round thtee times on hisfinger. Now then, said he, everything is paid for, isntthat So ? Certainly, sir, answered the serving-maid, and I amvery much obliged to you. At this the three students opened their ey^ even wider86
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JAN AND THE THREE STUDENTS FOLK TALES OF BEASTS AND MEN than before, but Jan took not the slightest notice of theirastonishment. What do you say, friends, he asked, shall we goon to the town together and wash the dinner down with aglass of ale apiece ? As many as you please, answered the students joyfully,and so they followed Jan to the town, where he entered athird tavern and ordered drinks all round. Then, takingoff his cap once again, he twirled it round three times on hisfinger, and said to the innkeeper : Everything is paid for,isnt it, my good man ? CertaiiUy, sir, said the innkeeper, bowing.• But this was more than the curiosity of the studentscould stand. Look here, gossip, said one of them, how is itthat you are able to get food and drink for nothing ever3rwhereyou go, simply by twirling your cap in peoples faces ) Oh, thats easily explained, answered Jan, Thiscap of mine is a magic cap, which was left to me by mygreat-great-grandmother, who was a witch, so I have heardsay.

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