chapter  II
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Birds and Treasures

So far as the birds arc concerned this treasure-hunting is Etruscan and Greek. The mysterious connection of the door \vith finding treasures appears in other countries. Thus in GRIMM'S Stories, Stupid Catherine carries a\\~ay the door from her house, and by means of it-that is to say, by thro\ving it down and thereby making a terrible noise-frightens a\vay a band of thieves, who leave behind them their treasure. The same story is common in Italy, \vhere it is told with very coarse incidents of a stupid youth.