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He calls the eldest, and he says, "Hark ye, do you love me?" Says she, "Yes, daddy, I do." "And how much?" "As much as good bread." The king thinks and thinks, and then he says, "Yes; when you're hungry bread is a good thing." Then he calls the middle daughter, and he says to her, "Hark ye, do you love me?" "Yes, daddy, I do." "And how much?" "As much as good wine." Well, the king thinks and thinks, and then he says, "Yes, yes; wine puts life into a man, therefore it is a good thing." Then he calls the youngest daughter, and he says, "Hark ye, and do you love me too?" "Yes, daddy, I do." "And how much?" "As much as good salt." And the king said, "As much as good salt!" And he began to think and think, and, because salt by itself tastes bad, this answer of the youngest daughter did not please him." The king, having satisfied himself by reflection that to be loved as mnch as good salt is equivalent to not being loved at all, calls his most faithful servant, and orders him to conduct the youngest princess into some desert place, there to kill her, and to bring back her eyes and her heart in proof of the accomplishment of the deed.

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