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142 The Bubble, the Straw, and the Bast Boot 87. There lived and dwelt a bubble, a straw, and a bast boot. They all went into the woods to cut firewood. They came to a river and didn’t know how to cross that river. The boot said to the bubble,“Bubble, let’s swim across on you!”“No, boot, it would be better for the straw to stretch from shore to shore, and we’ll cross on it.” The straw stretched out; the bast boot set off on it, but it broke. The boot fell into the water, and the bubble laughed and laughed—and then broke! 88. Two old men were walking along the road and then stopped in an empty hut to get warm by the stove. One was a bubble, the other a tuft of beard. The bubble sent a message to the beard: “Go and fetch some fire!” The beard set off, blew on the fire, and it blazed up. The bubble laughed and laughed, fell from the stove, and broke. ...

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ISBN
9781626740549
Related ISBN
9781628460933
MARC Record
OCLC
878813021
Pages
560
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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