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[314] of what was to be done in the morning. Removing the cap from his face, he said: ‘They won't be there in the morning,’ nor were they.

One morning, while marching with his staff, he stopped at the door of a farm-house. A gentle-looking woman was in the porch, with a little child at her knee, of whom he requested a drink of water. She promptly handed him a stone jug of cool and fresh water, which he quaffed like a horse. One of his staff asked the good woman to ‘give me a drink of that water, please.’ She emptied the pitcher upon the ground, went into the house and brought out a white pitcher, from which she gave the captain a drink. ‘Why did you not give it from the other pitcher?’ asked the officer. ‘Oh,’ she said, ‘No man's lips shall ever again drink from that pitcher.’


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