By Andrew Lang
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A long time ago there lived in a forest a logger and his wife and children. He was very poor, depending only on his axe for cutting wood and two mules. The mules carried the wood he cut to the neighboring town. He worked hard, and was always out of bed by five o’clock, summer and winter.
This went on for twenty years. Though his sons were now grown up, and went with their father to the forest, everything seemed to go against them. They remained as poor ...