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Hans in Luck

By Itellyouastory

Some men are born to good luck: all  they do or try to do comesright—all that falls to  them is so  much gain—all their  geese areswans—all  their cards are trumps—toss them which way you will, theywill always, like poor puss, alight upon their  legs, and only  move onso  much the faster.  The world may  very  likely  not  always  thinkof  them  as  they  think  of themselves, but what care they for theworld? what can it know about  the matter?

One of these  lucky beings  was neighbor Hans.  Seven long  years hehad worked hard for his  master. At last  he said, «Master, my  time isup;  I must go home and see my poor mother once more: so pray pay me mywages and let me  go.» And  the master  said, «You  have been  afaithful  and  good servant, Hans, so your pay shall be handsome.» Thenhe gave him a lump  of silver as big as his head.


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