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THE OLD WOMAN AND HER PIG.

So the old woman held up her stick, and said:

“Good stick, beat dog; dog will not bite pig, pig will not get over the stile, and I shall not get home to-night.”

But the stick would not.

So the old woman gathered some bits of wood together, and set them on fire, and then threw her stick into the fire, and said:

“Good fire, burn stick; stick will not beat dog, dog will not bite pig, pig will not get over the stile, and I shall not get home to-night.”

But the fire would not.

THE OLD TOWAX AND HER PIG.

So the old woman fetched a pail of water that was standing near, and said:

“Good water, quench fire; fire will not burn stick, stick will not beat dog, dog will not bite pig, pig will not get over the stile, and I shall not get home to-night.”

But the water would not.

So the old woman turned round in a passion, and then she saw an ox coming; so she said:

“Good ox, drink water; water will not quench fire, fire will not burn stick, stick will not beat dog, dog will not bite pig, pig will not get over the stile, and I shall not get home to-night.”

But the ox would not.

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THE OLD WOMAN AND HER PIG.

So the old woman turned round to the stile again, and then she saw a jolly butcher leaning on the stile; so she said to him :

“Good butcher, kill ox; ox will not drink water, water will not quench fire, fire will not burn stick, stick will not beat dog, dog will not bite pig, pig will not get over the stile, and I shall not get home to-night.

But the butcher would not.

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