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Nothing will happen," he told himself as he went along with the lamb in his arms.
The boy sat on the ground with the lamb in his arms.
"A boy, and a fox, and a crow, and two squirrels, and a new-born lamb, are coming to see me this morning.
The new- born lamb was in his arms and the little red fox trotted by his side.
Meanwhile the heralds were bringing the holy oath-offerings through the city--two lambs and a goatskin of wine, the gift of earth; and Idaeus brought the mixing bowl and the cups of gold.
The attendants brought on the oath-offerings and mixed the wine in the mixing-bowls; they poured water over the hands of the chieftains, and the son of Atreus drew the dagger that hung by his sword, and cut wool from the lambs' heads; this the men-servants gave about among the Trojan and Achaean princes, and the son of Atreus lifted up his hands in prayer.
"Poor, poor lamb! Her heart is broken," said Susan.
"Isn't that an original idea?" cried Miss Lamb, who found Jo great fun.
"We read a story of yours the other day, and enjoyed it very much," observed the elder Miss Lamb, wishing to compliment the literary lady, who did not look the character just then, it must be confessed.
'Poor bear,' said the mother, 'lie down by the fire, only take care that you do not burn your coat.' Then she cried: 'Snow-white, Rose- red, come out, the bear will do you no harm, he means well.' So they both came out, and by-and-by the lamb and dove came nearer, and were not afraid of him.
Being here and having met with your kind attention, Master, might I, afore I go, ask a question of these here young lambs of yourn?'
Methinks it is no great stretch of generosity to allow us lambs for the altar of the Lord, receiving in lieu thereof thirty silver shekels per head !"