The Three Kingdoms: Russian Folktales from Alexander Afanasiev’s Collection

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“I was at the feast too, and I drank mead and wine, but all of it ran down this beard of mine.”

“You are to build a kingdom of gold in the middle of the sea and also a bridge of gold that will connect this palace with it. The bridge is to be carpeted with the richest of velvets, beautiful trees are to grow on either side of it, and songbirds are to sit in them and sing away for all they are worth.”

“The boys grew fast, not by the day but by the hour…”

“Whether he was long on the way or not nobody knows, for a tale is quick in the telling and a deed is slow in the doing.”

some interesting recurring phrases in The Three Kingdoms: Russian Folktales from Alexander Afanasiev’s Collection
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