‘Spare me,’ cried the Bird. ‘Save my life, and Of a Surety I will save yours—at this very moment you are in Danger.’
The King took another wife, a beautiful woman, but proud and overbearing, and she could not bear to be surpassed in beauty by any one.
The Gray Wolf said: ‘Paupukewis, try to remember that it is not a long tail which makes a good hunter.’
He put his spectacles upon his nose and said, ‘Now I will shoot the hares, and kill them dead.’
The boy, forgetting himself in a moment of alarm, was heard to exclaim: ‘Run, granny, run; run for your life!’