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- Long, Long ago a soldier was walking along the road and he met a witch. "Good boy Soldier". "Good day old witch" cried the soldier. What lovely shoes and nap-sack you have she said. Well says the witch will you go back to that tree behind you in the wood, and you will see a hold in it just big enough for your body to get down. When you are down you will see three hundred lamps lighting in a hall, and you will see three doors. Open the first door and you will see a dog with eyes as big as tea-cups. Put my apron around hum and take him off the box if you want coppers. The witch spoke down to him and said Do not forget the tinder-lost "Right" says the soldier and he went on to the second door and there he saw a dog with eyes as big as mills. He did the sae to him as he did to the first dog. When [?], he saw the silver he threw away the coppers and got the silver. He went on the third door and there he saw a dog with eyes as big as towers. He did the very same to him as the two more. Well bigger the wonders were getting. When he saw(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- David Daly