youth


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The youth answered humbly: 'Forgive me, beautiful maiden, if I have unintentionally offended you.
The youth hesitated for a little, but presently he heard the birds saying from the top of the tree, 'Go where she calls you, but take care to give no blood, or you will sell your soul.
The youth could not but be tempted with the beautiful maiden's offer, but he remembered how the birds had called her the witch, and their warning always sounded in his ears.
And to make the time pass pleasantly, she took the youth over every part of her beautiful dwelling, and showed him all her splendid treasures.
When the youth heard these words a cold shudder ran over him, for he remembered that his soul was at stake.
Then said the youth, 'See, little cousin, have I not warmed you?
Then the youth seized the axe, split the anvil with one blow, and in it caught the old man's beard.
In the meantime it struck twelve, and the spirit disappeared, so that the youth stood in darkness.
The youth wondered what a box of cigars had to do with war.
When the sunrays at last struck full and mellowingly upon the earth, the youth saw that the landscape was streaked with two long, thin, black columns which disappeared on the brow of a hill in front and rearward vanished in a wood.
The youth studied the faces of his compan- ions, ever on the watch to detect kindred emo- tions.
The youth, considering himself as separated from the others, was saddened by the blithe and merry speeches that went from rank to rank.