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By Se-umus M&cManus.
Author of "In Chimney Corners,'’
‘Through the Turf Smoke." etc.
Copyright, 190", by Seuraiii Mar Manus.
Once on u time there was a King and
Queen in Ireland end they had one son
named Jack, an i qrben Jack grew up to
be a man big, he rose up one day and said
to Lis iathrr and mother he would go off
and push his fortune.
All his father mother could say to
J<i k. they could not keep him from go
ing. He wa bound in going, so with a
sraff in his .m.d and Lis father's and
mother's bh-ssingr on his h'ad, off Jack
Blar ed and he traveled away far, further
than I ro 4. J tell you, and twice as far as
you can tell me.
At length, one <lay coming up to a big '
v 001. ho met a gray-halred old man. The
old man asked him, "Jack, where are you
lie says, "I am going to push my for
"Web. says thr old man. says he, "if
*tis looking for service you ore, there is
a Gant w o live- at the other tide <f
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The Gates Were Closed, But He Put the Mare at the Walls, Which Are Nine
that wood that they call the Giant of the
Hundred Hills, and they believe he want*
a fine, strong, able, clever young fe.low
"Very •well," says Jack, "I will push on
Push on Jack did away to the wood,
until he got to the other side, and then
he scw a big castle, and go ng up he
knocked at the door ar.d a llg Giant came
"Weloeme, Jack," says he, "the King
of Ireland's son! Where are you going
and who do you want?"
"I comi," .seys Jack, "to push my
fortune, and am looking, for honest ser
vice. I have been teld." he said to the
Gta.Tt of the Hundred T;l!s, "that you
Want -d a c 'n, clever boy like me."
"Well," tay a the Giant, "I am the Giant
of the Hundred Illlla and do want such
a fallow like you I have to go away every
day," he said, "to bat le with another
Giar.t to the other end of the world, and
when I am away I want somebody to
look af;er my house and place. If you
The Horre Blew His Breath Out of Him
and Jack was Turned Into an Hgly
Idttle Hookedy-Crookedy Fellow.
would be of good faithful service to me,
and do everything I tell you. 1 will give
you a bag of sold at the end of the time."
Jack promised that he would <lo all
that Tho Giant then gave him a hearty
supper find ag od t>*d, a'd well he slept
that night. In the morning the Giant had
him called up before the first lsrk In the
"Jack, n.y brave boy,” says he, ’fi have
got to lie off to the other end of the
world to-day to fight the Giant, of the
Four Winds, and It Is time you are up
and looking after your business. You have
got U> put this house in order, and look
after everything In It mi ll I come back
to-night. To every room In the house and
to every place In the hou*e you can go
except the stable. My stable door is clos
ed ,and on the peril of your life, den t
open it or go Into it; keep that In mind ”
Jack said he certainly would, then the
Giant visited the stable and started off,
and a soon as he was gone. Jin k went
fixing ar.d arranging It and setting every
thing In order. And a wonderful house It
was to Jack, so big and eo great; and
after that he went to the castle yard and
Into every house and building there, ex
cept the stable, and when he had visited
all the reel of them, he stood before the
stable door and looked at It a long time
“And I wonder,” says Jack, says he, "I
wonder what can be In there, and whet is
the reason he wants me in the peril of
my life not to go Into It. X would like lo
go arid peep In, and there certainly would
be no harm.”
kjvery dor in and about the Giant’s
place was opened by a little ring turned
in Uie pivot In the midd'e of the door.
Forwarding the stable door Jack then
steps, turns the little ring and the door
then flew open, and Inside, what does
Jack see but a mare and a bear standing
by (lie manger, and neither of them eat*
lug. There was liay before the bear and
lixet before the mare.
"Well." says Jack. “It la no wonder,
poor i i natures, yon are not eatlu'. That
win a nice blunder of the Giant.” and he
Stepped and changed their food, putting
bay helot* th* mats anti meat before the
I bear, and at onco both of them fell to It,
and Jack went out ar.d closed the stable
door, but as he did his linger stuck in
tae ring and he pulled and struggled to
get it away, but could not get It.
That was a fix for poor Jack, "and by
this and by that." pays he. "the Giant will
! be buck and And me stuck here,’’ so he
J hoops out his knife and cuts off his finger
| and left it there.
And when the Giant came home that
I night, says he to Jack, "Well, Jack, what
sort of a day had you had this day, and
I ru>w did you get along?"
"I had a fine day," says Jack, "and got
1 along very fine indeed."
"Jack,” says he, "show mo your two
hands," and when Jack held out his two
hands there the Giant saw one of his
fingers gone. lie got black in the face
with rage when he saw this, and he said.
"Jack, did I not warn, you on the peril of
your life not to go li> that stable?”
Poor Jaok pleaded all he could, and said
he did not mean to. but the curiosity got
the best of him. and he thought he would
open the door and peep in it.
Says the Giant, "No man before ever
opened that stable door and lived to tell
it. and you, 100, w'ould l>e a dead man
this minute only for one thing. Your
father’s father did my father a great tier
vice once. Inm th man who never for
gets a good thing, and for that service,"
says he. "I give you your life and par
don you this time, but if you ever do
the like again, you won’t live.”
Jaok, he promised that surely and sure
ly he would never do the like again. His
supper he brought that night, and to bed,
and on early morning again the Giant
had him up, and. "Jack," says he, ’’l
must be off to the other end of tho world
again and tight the Giant of the Four
VYlnda. Do you now your duty to look
after this house and place and set every
thing In order about It, and go every
where you like, only don’t open the stable
door, or go Into it on the peril of your
‘T will mind all that,” says he.
Then that morning again the Giant
visited tho stable before he went away,
and after the Giant had gone, and to his
work went Jack, wandering through the
house, cleaning and setting everything in
order about it, and out into the yawl he
went and fixed and arranged everything
out there, except the stable. He stooi
before the stable door a good while this
day, and says he to himself: "I wonat-i
how the mare and the bear are doing,
and w'hat the Giant done when ho went in
to see them, I would do a great deal to
know,” says he. “I will take a peep in.”
Into the ring of the door he put his fin
ger and turned it and looked in and there
he saw the mare and the boar standing
like the day before, and neither of them
eaftng. In Jade steps, "and no wonder,
poor creatures,” says he, "you don’t eat,
and thaA is the way the Giant t’undered,”
he says, after he saw the meat oefore the
mare and the hay before the bear this
Jack then changed the food, putting the
hay before the mare and the meat before
the bear, as It should be, and very soon
both the more and the bear were eating
heartily, and then Jack went out. He
closed the door and when he did his fin
gar stuck In the door, and pull and strug
gle aa Jack did he could not get It out.
"Ool* och. och," says Jack, says he, ”1
am a dead man, to-day, surely.”
He hoops out his knife and cuts off his
finger and left It there, and ’twas there
when the Giant came home that night.
’’Well. Jack, my tine boy." says he,
“how have you got on to-day?"
"Oh, finely, finely,” says Jack, says he,
holding his handa behind his back all the
"Show* me your hands. Jack," says the
Giant, "till I eee if you wash them and
Hookedy-Crookedy Put His Head In Her
Lap, and She Combed Out a Bushel
of Gold and Silver.
keep them clean alweys,” and when Jack
showed up Ids hands the Giant got block
in the face with rage, and says he. "didn’t
I forgive your 11 fo yesterday for going In
to that stable, and you promised never to
do it again, and liars 1 find you there
The Giant ranted and raged for a long
time, and then, says lie, "Because your
father’s father did my father such n good
turn, I nuppo*:o l will have to spare your
life this second time; hut Jai It," KHys he,
"if you should live to Vie a hundred years
and ftportd them all In my service, and If
you should ever again open that door, and
put your foot Into my stable, that day,"
saya he, "you will lie a dead titan as sure
as there In a head oil you. Mind that."
Jack, he thanked the Giant very much
for sparing his life, nud promised that
lie never, never would again do that or
The next martin* ’h” Glsnt had .Tack
up early, aim "< - ■t a was going off
this day aoo tight the Giant# of the
oiafr end of Ihe wot Id, atnl guvs Jack
THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 1900.
his directions and warned him just like
the other days; then he went Into the
'table before he went away, and when
he was gene. Jack went through all the
i house through the whole yard, setting
everything In order, ami when everything
was done, he stood before the atable
i wonder,” Fays Jack, "how the pcor
mare and the bear arc getting along, or
what the Giant of tne Hundred Hills is
doing to-day. I should Juet vefy much
like," says he, "to take one wee, wee
peep in," and opened the door.
Jnc k peeped in, and there the mare and
the bear stood looking at each a other
again, and neither of them taking a mor
sel. And there wag the meat before the
mare and the hay before the bear, just
like on the other days.
"Poor creatures.” says Jack, "It is no
wonder you are* not eating, and hungry
and hungry you must be.” And forward
ho steps and changes the food, putting
it as it should be, tho hay before the
mare and meat before the bear, and to
it both of them fell.
And when he did this, up speaks the
mare, and "Poor Jack." pays he, "I am
rforry for you. This night you will be
killed surely, and sorry for us, too, I
am, for we will be killed as well as you."
"O, O, O," says Jack, aaye he. "that
is terrible. Is there nothing we can do?"
"Only one thing." say® the mare.
"What Is that?" Faya Jack.
"It’s this," says the mare; "put that
-addle and bridle on me and let's start
off and be away, far, far from this
country, until the Giant comes back,"
and the saddle and bridle Jack hod on
the mare, and on her back he got to start
"O," says the bear, speaking up, "both
of you are going away to leave me in
for all the trouble.”
"No,” saye. tho mare, "we will not do
Jack," says he, "take the chains and
tdc me to the bear."
Jack tied the mare to the bear with
chains that were hanging up, and then
the mare star:e<i. And then after the
three of them, the mare and the bear
and Jack started, and on and on before
them as fast as they could gallop.
After a long time, says the maro:
"Jack, look behind you n<l 6ee what
you will seo."
Jack looked behind, and "O,” says
he, "I see the Giant of the Hundred
Hills coming like a raging storm. Very
soon he will be on us and we will all
three be murdered."
Says the mare, says she, "We will
have a chance yet. Look in my left ear
and see what you see," and in her left
ear Jack looked and saw a little chest
nut. "Throw n over your left shoulder,"
says tho mare.
Jack threw it over his left shoulder,
and that minute there was a chestnut
wood ten miles. On and on they went
that day and that night, and the middle
of the next day. "Jack," says she, "look
behind you and see what you can see."
Jack looked behind him, and "O,” says
he, ”1 see the Giant of the Hundred Hills
coming tearing after us like a harvest
"Do you see anything strange about
him Jack?" eays the mare.
"Yes," says Jack, says he, "there Is as
much bushes on the top of his head and
as much fowl stuck about his feet and
legs as will keep him In flesh for years
to come. We are done for this time en
tirely," says poor Jack.
"Not yet," says the mare; “there is an
other chance. Look Into my right ear
and see what you will see.”
In the mare's right ear Jack looked and
found a drop of water.
"Throw it over your left shoulder,
Jack," says the mare, "and see what will
Over his left shoulder Jack threw it,
and all at once a lough sprung up be
tween them and the Giant that was 100
miles every way and 100 miles deep the
"Now," says the mare, "he cannot reach
us until he drinks his way through the
lough, and very likely he will drink until
he bursts, and then we will be rid of him
Jack thanked God and on he went. It
was not long now until he reaiched the
borders of Scotland, and coming In there
he saw a great wood.
"Now,” says the mare and the bear,
“this wood must be our hiding place.”
"And what about me?” says Jack.
’’For you, Jack,” saya she, "you must
push on and look for employment. The
castle of the King of Scotland is near
by, and I think you will bo likely to get
employment there, but first I must change
you into an ugly little hookedy-crookedy
fellow, because the King of Scotland has
three beautiful daughters, and he won’t
take into his service such a handsome
fellow like you, for fear his daughters
would fall in love with you."
Then the mare put her nostrils to Jack’s
breast and blew his breath out of him,
and at last Jack was turned into an ugly
little hookedy-crookedy fellow.
“Jack,” says the mare, "before you go,
look Into my left ear and take wha* you
Out of the mare’s left ear Jack took a
"Jack," says she, "that is a wishing
cap, and every time you put it on and
wish to have anything done, it will be
done. Whenever you are In any trouble,”
the mare sold, ”oome hack to me and I
will do w'hat I can for you, and now
goodby.” So Jaok said goodby to the
mare and to the hear and set off.
When he got out of the wood he soon
saw a castle and walked up to It, and
went in by the kitchen. A servant was
employed scouring ltnlvra. He told her he
wanted employment. She said the King
of Scot’and would employ no man in his
bouse, so he may ns well push on. But
.Tack insisted that he would employ him,
and at length the girl consented to go
and let the King know.
When the girl went away Jack put on
ills wishing cap and wished tho knives
and forks scoured, and all at once the
stack of knives and forks that were piled
10 feet high, was scoured as brightly as
new pins, and though the King of Scot
land did not want to employ him, when
ho found how quickly Jaok had scoured
ail the big stack of knives and forks, he
agreed to keep him. But first he brought
down his three daughters to see Jack,
until he would And what Impression Jack
made upon them. When they came Into
the kitchen ar.d saw the ugly little fellow
every one of the three fainted and had
to be carried out.
"it is all right,” says the King, "we
will surely ke*p you,” and Jack wa* em
ployed and sent out into the garden to
Now at this time the King of the Fast
declared war on the King of Scotland.
The King of the Kast had a flighty army
entirely, and he threaten! and to fight the
King of Scotland off the face of the
The King of Scotland was very much
troub ed and he consultfd with his Grand
Adviser what ws best to be done, and
his Grand Advisor counseled that he
should at orce give his three daughters
In marriage to the King a three sons, and
In that way ge* big help for the war.
The King said this was a grand idea.
So he sent out messengers to all parts
of the world to say that his three beau
tiful daughters were open for marriage
In a very short time the son of the King
of Spain came and married the ehleew
daughter and the son of the King of
France came and married the second, and
a whole lot of princes canto looking for
the youngest, who was the most beauti
ful of the three, and whose name was
Yellow Rose, but she would not take one
of them, and for this the King ordered
tier never to come Into hla sight, nor In o
Yellow Rose gol very downhearted and
used almost all Iter time now In wander
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edy waa looking after the flowers, and she
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love with her, for she was a beautiful and
charming girl. The next thing the Grand
Adviser counseled the King was that he
should send his two new sons-in-law, the
Prince of Spain and the Prince of
France, to the Well of the World’s End
for bottle of loca* to take in the bat
tle with them that, they might cure wound
ed and dead men. So the King ordered his
sons-in-law to go to the W r ell of the
World's End and bring him back two
bottles of loca.
The Yellow Hose told Hookedy-Crookedy
all about this, and when he had turned it
over in his mind, he said to himself, "I
will go and have a chat with the mare
and bear about thte."
So off to the woods he went and right
glad the mare and the bear were to see
him. He told them all that happened,
and then told them how the King’s two
sons-in-law were to stand to the Well of
the World’s End the next day, and asked
the mare’s advice about this.
"Well, Jack," says the mare, "I want
you to go w'ith them. Take an old hunt
horse in the King’s stable, an old bony,
skinny animal that is past all work, and
put an old, strong saddle on it, and dress
yourself in the most ragged dress you
oan get, and join the two men on the
roads, and say that you are going with
them. They will be heartily ashamed of
you, Jack, and the figure of yours and the
old horse you get, and they will do every
thing to get rid of you. When you come
to the crossroads one of them will pro
pose to go in and have a drink, and then
when you are chatting over your drink
they will propose that the three of you
separate and every one of you take a
read by yourself to go to the Well of the
World’s End. and all three will meet at
that cross-roads again, and whoever is
back first with the bottle of water is to
be the greatest hero of them all. You
agree to this. "When they start off their
roads they will not go many miles till
they fill their bottles from Sparwells by
the roadside and hurry back to the meei-
ing place, and then to continue on home
to the Kin* of Scotland and give him
these bottles as bottles of loca from the
Wells of the World's End.
"But you will be before them, and after
you have set on your road put on your
wishing cap when you have gone around
the first bend and wish for two bottle* of
loca from the wells of the World’s End,
and at once you will have them,” and
then the mare directed Jack fully all that
he was to do after. Jack thanked the mare
and bade goodbye to the mare and went
The next day when the King’s two gons
in law set out on their grand steeds to go
to the Wells of the World’s End. they
had not gone far when Jack in a ragged
old suit and sitting on a strong saddle on
an old white skinny horse joined them
and told them he, too, was going with
them for a bottle of loca. Right heartily
ashamed of Jack, they would do anything
to get rid of him.
By and by when they came to where
the road parted <n three they proposed to
have a drink, and as they set off to drink
they proposed that each take a road for
himself and whoever was to be back first
with a bottle of loca would be the greatest
hero. They agreed, and each chose his
own road and set out.
When Jack went around the first bend
he put on his wishing cap and wished
for two bottles of loca from the Wells of
the World's End. and no sooner he wished
than he had them, and back again he
came and was not very long, and when
the other tw-o came riding up surprised
they were to find Jack there before them.
They said that jack had not been to the
Wells of the World’s End and it was no
loca he had with him, but some water
from the roadside.
"No." sail Jack, "take care that Is not
your own story."
‘All right.” said Jack, "just test them;
when the servant comes in with the drinks
you cut off his head and then cure him
with your bottle.”
But both of them refused to do this, for
they knew their bottles could not cure
anything, but, they defied Jack to do it.
"Very soon I will do that,” said Jack.
So when the servant came in with his
drinks. Jack drew his sword and dropped
hia head off him, and in a minute s time
with two drops from one of hla.bottles of
loca he had the heed on again.
Says they to Hookedy-Crookedy, "What
will you take for your two bottles?”
Says Jack. “I will take the golden balls
of your marriage pledge, and also to al
low me to write something on your backs.”
And they agreed to this. They handed
over to Jack the two golden balls that
were their marriage tokens, and, lying
down on the floor, they let Jack write
on their bare backs, and what Jack
wrote on each of them was. "This Is an
unlawful married man." Then he gave
them the bottles of Toca and they brought
them to the king, and Jack returned to
his garden again.
He did not tell the Yellow Rose where
he had been and what he was doing,
only said he was away on a message for
her father. As soon as the King got
the bottles of loca he gave orders that
bis army should move to battle the next
The next morning early Jack was over
to the wood to consult tha mare. Ho told
her what was going to happen that day.
Says the mare, "look In my left ear,
Jack, and see what you will see."
Jack looked into the marc’s left ear
and took out of it a grand soldier’s dress.
Tho mare told him to put It on and get
upon her back. On he put the dress and
at once HookedyoCrookody was trans
formed into a very handsome, dashing
young fellow, and off went Jack and the
mare and the bear, the three of them
away to the war. Every one met them
and they admired Jack very much, he
was such a handsome clever-looklng fel
low, and word was parsed on to the king
about the great prince who was ruling
to the war. himself, the mare and the
bear. Tho king came to seo him, too,
and they asked him on which side he was
going to fight.
’’l will strike no stroke this day,” says
Jack, “except on the side of the King of
9<x>tlan<t. The king thanked him very
heartily and said he was sure they would
win so. They went into (he battle with
Jack at their head, and Jack stroke east
and west, ami in all directions, and every
blow of his sword he stroke, the wind of
his stroke tossed houses on the other side
of the world, and In a very short time
the King of tho East ran off with all his
army that were still left alive. Then the
King of Scotland awaited Jack to come
home with him, as he was going to give
a great feast in his honor, but Jack raid
no, he could not go.
"They don't know at home,” said Jack,
"where I ant. at nil.” and neither they
did, "so he must be off to ihem as quickly
"Then,” eays the King, "the least I
can do I# to give you present. Here Is
a table clntb," says he, "anil every time
you spread l> out yon will have It eovo el
with all catltg and chinking of all aorts.”
Jack took It Mild timjiked him and role
•loca Is a liquid fhat could cura all
wound* and reatora dad to Ufa,
away. He left the mare and the bear in
their own wood end became Hookedy-
pgaln and ran back to his gar
den. The Yellow Hose told Jack of the
brave sc]dier that had won her father's
battle that day.
"Well, well," says Jack, sayJF he, "he
must have been a grand fellow entirely.
It Is a pity I was not there, but I had to
go on a message for the K.ng."
"Poor Hookedy-Cr, okedy,” says she,
"what would you do if you were there
Jack went to the wood again that morn
ing and consul ed with the mare. “Jack,"
said the mare, "look In the fnside of my
left ear and see what jou will see," and
Jack took 'out of her left ear a soldier s
suit, done off with silver, the grandest
ever seen, and at the mare s advice bo put
the suit on and mourned on her back and
the of them went off to the battle.
Every one was admiring the beautiful
dash ng fellow that was riding to the bat
tle this day, and word tame to ihe King,
and the King came to speak of him and
welcome him heartily.
He said. "Your brother came with us
the last day we went in the battle. Your
brother is a very handsome, fine looking
fellow. What side are you going to nght
Save Jack. "I will strike no siroke on
any side but yours this day."*
The King thanked him very heartily,
and into the battle they went with Jack
at their head, and Jack stroke east and
west, and in all directions, and the wind
of ihe strokes blew off forests in the oth
ed end of the world, and very soon the
King of the East with all his army that
were still alive ran off from the battle.
Th-n the King thanked Jack and in
vit cl him to his cast e, and he would give
a feast in his honor, but Jack 9aid he
could not do fhat, for they did not know'
at home where he was and they would be
uneasy about him until he reached back
"Then,” aaya the King, "the least I can
do for you is to give a present. Here is
a purse, and no matter how often and
how much you pay out of it, it will never
be empty.” #
Jack took it and thanked him and rode
away. In the wood he left the mare and
ihe bear and was again changed into
Hookedy-Crookedy and w r ent home to his
garden. The Yellow Rose came out and
told him about the great victory a brave
and beautiful soldier, brother to the fine
fellow’ of the day before, had w r on for
"Well, well,” says Jack, says he, "that
was very wonderful entirely. lam sor
ry I was not there, but I had to be away
on a message for your father.”
"But my poor Hookedy-Crookedy," says
she, "It was better so, for what could
Three days after that the King of the
East took courage to come to battle
again. The morning of the battle Jack
went to the wood to consult the mare.
"Look Into my left ear. Jack, and see
what you will see," and from the mare’s
left ear Jack drew out a most gorgeous
soldier’s suit, done oft! with gold braidings
and ornaments of every sort. By the
mare's advice he put it on, and himself,
the mare and the bear went off to the
The King soon heard of the wonderful
grand fellow’ that was riding to the war
to-day with the mare and the bear, and
he came to Jack and welcomed him and
told him how his two brothers had won
the last two victories for him. He asked
Jack on what aide he was going to fight.
"I wdH strike no stroke thiis day,” says
Jack, "only on the King of Scotland’s
The King thanked him heartily, and said
we will surely win the victory, and then
Into the battle they rode with Jack at
their head, and Jack stroke east and
west, and 1n all directions, and the wind
of tho strokes tumbled mountains at the
other end of the world, and very soon the
King of the East with all his army that
were left alive took to their heels and
never stopped running until they went as
far as the world w’ould let them.
Then the King came to Jack and thank
ed him over and over again, and said he
would never ho able to repay him. He
then awaked him to come to his castle,
and he would give a little feast in his
honor, but Jack said they didn’t know at
home where he was and they would he
uneasy about him, and so could not go
with the King.
"But," says he. "I and my brothers will
come to feast with you at any other
"What day will the three of you come?"
said the King.
"Only one of us can leave home by the
day,” said Jack. ”T will come to feast
with you to-morrow and my second broth
er the day after, and the third brother
the day after that."
The King agreed to this and thanked
him. "And now." said the King, "let me
give you a present,” and he gave him a
comb, and every time he combed his hair
with it he would comb out of It bushels
of gold and silver, and It would transform
the ugliest man that ever was to even
the nicest and handsomest. Jack took
it and thanked the King and rode away.
On this day. as on the other two days
after the battle, they cured the dead and
the w'ounded with the bottles of loca and
all were well again. When Jack went to
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In It and became Hookedy-Crookedy
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The Yellow Rose came to him and had
wonderful news for him this day over the
terrible grand fellow entirely. He had
won the battle for her father that day;
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won the battles on tho other two days.
"Well," says Jack, says he. "thcae must
be wonderful chaps. I wish I had been
there, but I had to be away on a mes
sage for your father all day.”
"O, my poor Hookedy-Crookedy,” says
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she, “it tvas better so, for what could you
The next day when it was near dinner
time he went off to the wood to the mare
ar.d the bear and got on him the suit he
wore the day before in the battle and
mounted the mare and rode for the castle,
and when he camo there all the gqtes
happened to be closed, but he put the
mare at the walls which are nine mites
The King scoided the gatekeepers, but
Jack said a trifle like that didn't harm
him nor his mare. After dinner the King
asked him what did he think of his two
daughters and husbands.
Jack said they were very good, and
asked him if he had any more in his fam
The King said they used to have aaother
daughter, the youngest, but she would
not consent to marry as lie wished, and
he had banished her out of his sight.
Jack said he would like to see her.
The King said he would never let her
under company again, but he could not te
fuse Jack; so the Yellow Rose was sent
for. . ,
Jack fell a chatting with her and used
all his arts to win her, and. of course,
In this handsome Jack she d..d no* recog
nize ugly little Hookedy-Crookedy. He
told her he had heard that she had a very
bad taste to fall in love with an ugly
crooked wee fellow in her father's gar
"I am a handsome fellow, rich prince,
says Jack, “and I will give you myself
and all J possess if you will only say
you will accept me.”
She was highly insulted, and she show
ed him that very quickly. She said, “I
won’t sit here and hear the man I love
abused,” and she got up to leave.
“Well.” says Jack, "I admire your spir
it; but before you go,” says he. “let me
make you a little present," and he hand
ed her a table-clot lx "There,” says he,
"if you marry Hookedy-Crookedy, as long
as you have this tablecloth you will never
want eating and drinking of the best.
The other two sisters grabbed to get
the tablecloth from her, but Jack put out
his hands and pushed them back.
At dinner time the next day Jack came
in a dress in which he had gone into the
second battle, and with the mare he clear
ed the walls as the day before.
The King was enraged at the gatekeep
ers and began to scold them, but Jack
laughed at them and said a trifle like
that was never to him and his mare
After dinner was over the King asked
what he thought of his daughters and
Jack said they were very good, and ask
ed him if he had any more in his family.
The King said: "I have no more except
one daughter, who won’t do as I wish,
and who has fallen in love with an ugly
crooked wee fellow in my garden, and
I ordered her never to come In my sight
But Jack said he would very much like
The King said that on Jack’s account
he would break his vow and let her come
In. So the Yellow Rose was brought in
and Jack fe’.l to chat with her. He did
all he could to make her fall in love with
him, and then told her of all j' 1 *
wealth and good possessions and offered
himself to her. and said If she only would
marry him she would live with ease and
luxury and happlnees all the days of harr
life, things she would never know with
But Y r el’ow Rose got very angry, ana
said, "I won’t sit here and listen to such
things," and 6he got up to leave che
"Well,” says Jack, "I admire your spir
it, and before you go let me make you
a little present.” Fo he handed her a purse.
"Here," says he, "is a purse, and all ihe
days yourself and Hookedy-Crooked> live
you will never want for money, for that
purse will never be empty.
Her sisters made a grab to snatch it
from her, but Jack shoved them back and
went out, and Jack rode away with the
mare after dinner and left her in ihe
When he oame back to his garden he
always came in the Hookedy-Crookedy
ship and always pretended ha had been
away on a message for the Kins.
The third day he went to the tool
ao-alu. He dressed in the suit in which
he had gone to the first battle, and castle
and cleared the walla, and when the King
scolded the gate keepers Jack told him
never to mind, as that was a small trifle
to him and his mare.
A. very grand dinner indeed Jack had
this day. and when they chatted after
dinner the King asked him how he liked
his daughters and their husbands.
He said he liked them very well, and
asked him if he had any more in his fam-
The King said no. except one foolish
daughter, who wouldn't do as be wished,
and who fell In love with an ugly, crook
ed, wee fellow In his garden, and she
was never to come within his sight again
Says Jack, “I would like to see that
girl." ’ ,
The King said he could not refuse Jack
g„y request be made, so he went for the
Yellow Rose. IVhen the came in Ja k fe 1
into chat with her and did l is very, very
best to make her fall in love with him,
but it was of no use. He told her of all
his wealth and all his good possessions
and said if she would marry him she
would own all that, and a’l the days she
would live, she would be the happiest wo
man of the wide world, but if she would
marry Hookedy-Crookedy, he eald, she
would never be out of want and ra dships,
besides having an ugly husband.
If the Yellow Rose was in a rage the
two days before, she was in a far greater
rage now. She said she wouldn’t sit there
to listen to that. She told Jack that Hook
edysCrookedy was in her eyes a far more
handsome and beautiful man than he and
than any of tne King’s sons she had ever
seen. She said to Jack if he was ten times
as handsome and XOO times as wealthy, she
wouldn’t give Hookady-Crookedy’s little
Anger for himself, or for all his wealth
and possessions, and then she got up to
leave the room.
"Well," says Jack, says he, "I admire
your spirit very much, and.” says he,
“I would like to make you a little present.
Here Is a comb,” he said, ” and It will
comb out of one's hair a bushel of gold
and a bushel of stiver every time they
comb with It. and. besides.” saya he. "It
will make handsome the ugliest man that
When the other sisters heard this they
rushed to snatch the comb from her. but
Jack threw them backwards so very
roughly that ihelr husbands sprang out.
With tho back switch of his two hands
Jack knocked their husbands down sense
less. The King fl< w Into a rage and said,
“How dare you do that to the two finest
and bravest men of this world?*’
“Fine and brave, indeed," said Jack.
"One and the other too are worthless
creatures, and not even your lawful sona-
"How dare you >.y that?" aaya the
”8l rip Ihelr back* where they lie and
see for yourself." And there tne King -aw
written "An unlawful marrtad man."
"What la the meaning of thtaT” aaya tha
King. "They war* lawfully married to my
two daughters and they have the golden
tokens of the marriage."
Jack drew out from hi3 pocket tho two
golden ba&s and handed them to the King
and said, "It is I who have the tokens •
and handed them *o the King.
The Yellow Rose had gone off to r 9
garden in the middle of all this.
made the King sit down and told him all
his story, and how ho came by the goldon
balls. He told him how he was Hooke
Crookedy, and that it reflected a great
deal of honor that she the King thought
so worthless would refuse to give up
Hookedy-Crookedy for the one E v,' 9
thought ■ wealthy prince, and that sh 9
walked away in a hurry. The King, you
may be sure, was highly delighted to
grant his request. A couple of drops ;
loca brought the King's two sons to their
senses again, and at Jack's request they
were ordered to go and live elsewhere
Jack went off, left his mare in the wool
and came in the garden as Hookedy-
Crookedy. He told the Yellow Rose h 9
had been gathering bilberries.
"O,” says she, “I have something grand
for you. Let me comb your hair with this
Hookedy-Crookedy put his head in her
lap and she combed out a bushel of gold
and sliver, and when he stood up again
she saw Hookedy-Crookedy no more, but
instead the beautiful prince that had been
trying to win her in her father’s drawing
room for the last three days, and then
and there to her Jack told his whole
story, and it’s Yellow Rose is the delight
With little delay they were married.
The wedding lasted a year and a day, and
there were at it 600 fiddlers, 60> flutere,
and 1.000 fifers, and the last day was bet
ter than the first.
Shortly after the marriage Jack and his
bride were out walking one day. A
beautiful young woman crossed tha path.
Jack addressed her, but she gave him a
very curt reply.
“Your manners are not so handsome aa
your looks," said Jack to her.
"And bad as they aro they are better
than your memory, Hookedy-Crookedy,"
“What do you mean?” says Jack.
She led Jack aside and she told him, "I
am the mare who was so good to you. I
was condemned to that ship for a num
ber of years, and now my enchantment is
over. I had a brother who was enchant
ed to a bear, and whoso enchantment la
over now also. I had hopes,” she said,
"that some day you would be my hus
band, but I see," she said, "that you
quickly forgot all about me. No matter
now,” she said, "I couldn’t wish you a
better and handsomer wife than you have
got. Go home to your castle and be hap
py and live and live prosperous. I will
never see you. and you will never see me
again for a while.”
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