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Are you tired ? Sit by the fire. King Alfred. Yes, I am tired. I have
walked all day. You are sad. Can I do
anything for you? King Alfred. No, thank you.
I am going to milk the cow.
Do not let the cakes burn.
King Alfred. I will not let the cakes burn.
(Woman goes out)
King Alfred. Where are my brave soldiers ?
(Walks to the door)
(Woman runs in)
They are burned! See
how black they are! King Alfred. That is too bad! Do not be
angry with me!
Here is some milk.
cakes. Thank you.
THE LION AND THE MOUSE
It is a fine morning.
The lion is awake. What will he do ?
He is lifting up his paw. Is he going
to kill the little mouse? Listen! the mouse is talking. “Do not kill me, kind lion. I did not
mean to waken you." “Well, you did waken me.
I mean to eat you,” roars the lion. “Please let me go!” begs the mouse.
“Some day I will help you."