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Then a wierd factor occurred. the 3 frogs obtained jointly and driven the fourth frog off the log into the river. "Said a Sheet of Snow-White Paper" * acknowledged a sheet of snow-white paper, "Pure used to be I created, and natural will I stay for ever. i'd otherwise be burnt and switch to white ashes than endure darkness to the touch me or the unclean to come back close to me. " The ink-bottle heard what the paper used to be asserting, and it laughed in its darkish middle; however it by no means dared to method her. And the multicoloured pencils heard her additionally, and so they too by no means got here close to her. And the snow-white sheet of paper did stay natural and chaste for ever, natural and chaste — and empty. the student and the Poet * acknowledged the serpent to the lark, "Thou flyest, but thou canst no longer stopover at the recesses of the earth the place the sap of lifestyles moveth in ideal silence. " And the lark responded, "Aye, thou knowest over a lot, nay thou paintings wiser then all issues clever — pity thou canst no longer fly. " And as though he didn't listen, the serpent stated, "Thou canst now not see the secrets and techniques of the deep, nor stream one of the treasures of the hidden empire. It was once yet the day before today I lay in a cave of rubies. it truly is just like the middle of a ripe pomegranate, and the faintest ray of sunshine becomes a flame-rose. Who yet me can behold such marvels? " And the lark stated, "None, none yet thee can lie one of the crystal stories of the cycles — pity thou canst no longer sing. " And the serpent stated, "I be aware of a plant whose root descends to the bowels of the earth, and he who eats of that root turns into fairer than Ashtarte. " And the lark acknowledged, "No one, nobody yet thee may possibly inveil the magic considered the earth — pity thou canst now not fly. " And the serpent stated, "There is a crimson flow that runneth lower than a mountain, and he who drinketh of it shall turn into immortal while the gods. without doubt no fowl or beast can realize that red flow. " And the lark replied, "If thou willest thou canst turn into deathless at the same time the gods — pity thou canst now not sing. " And the serpent acknowledged, "I be aware of a buried temple, which I stopover at as soon as a moon. It was once equipped through a forgotten race of giants, and upon its partitions are graven the secrets and techniques of time and area, and he who reads them shall remember that which passeth all realizing. " And the lark acknowledged, "Verily, if thou so desirest thou canst encircle with thy pliant physique all wisdom of time and house — pity thou canst now not fly. " Then the serpent used to be disgusted, and as he became and entered into his gap he muttered, "Empty-headed songster! " And the lark flew away making a song, "Pity thou canst no longer sing. Pity, pity, my clever one, thou canst no longer fly. " Values * as soon as a guy unearthed in his box a marble statue of significant attractiveness. And he took it to a collector who enjoyed all attractive issues and provided it to him on the market, and the collector received it for a wide rate. and so they parted. and because the guy walked domestic together with his cash he notion, and he acknowledged to himself, "How a lot lifestyles this funds capability! How can a person provide all this for a useless carved stone buried and undreamed of within the earth for one thousand years?