Despite the meanness of their new life, the children did not perish. The Golden Bird traveled by them.

When they suffered hunger or cold, the bird sang sweetly so strangers took pity and sheltered them.

When the children encountered danger, the bird sang boldly so even fierce robbers let them be.

Five years and three more passed in this way ... 

 

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