The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said

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The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said The Boy Who Knew
What The Birds Said


THE MACMILLAN COMPANY
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Round and round the Castle they went and the Giant with his strength was wearing out Feet-in-the-Ashes. Round and round the Castle they went and the Giant with his strength was wearing out Feet-in-the-Ashes.


The Boy Who Knew
What The Birds Said

By Padraic Colum

Illustrated by

Dugald Stewart Walker

The Macmillan Company, Publishers
New York      Mcmxx



Copyright, 1918
By THE MACMILLAN COMPANY
Set up and electrotyped. Published October, 1918.


For The Boy In The Brocken


Contents

 PAGE
How he came to know what the birds said13
The Stone of Victory.
And how Feet-in-the-Ashes, the Swineherd’s Son, came to find it21
The King of the Birds51
Bloom-of-Youth and the Witch of the Elders67
The Hen-wife’s Son and the Princess Bright Brow85
The Giant and the Birds113
The Sea-Maiden who became a Sea-Swan133
What the Peacock and the Crow Told Each Other149
The Treasure of King Labraid Lorc163


List of Full Page Illustrations

 Frontispiece
Round and Round the Castle they went, and the Giant with his strength was wearing out Feet-in-the-Ashes
 PAGE
“No bird will ever out-soar this flight of mine,” said the Eagle61
But just as the Witch was dragging her to the stone a robin began to sing79
The Red Champion said, “Good is the Champion that the King of this Land has sent against me.”97
All flew from the mountain except one bird and he was the greatest amongst them all117
I put it to my lips, I drank it when he took a step towards me141
O most beauteous of all the birds, do you know of any arms by which a hero can slay a dragon?155
“Ernan is Lord, is Lord of the Fair Islands”173

The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said The Boy Who Knew
What The Birds Said



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