chapter  23
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The Thirteen Bandits—Li tridici sbannuti

Then they said, “Get undressed, princess! Old woman, is the oil boiling?” “It’s boiling,” the shoemaker’s wife replied. At that moment the princess shook her husband, and the note fell to the

ground. He woke up, and everyone in the palace woke up with him. You should have seen the robbers! They tried to escape wherever they

could, but to be brief, they were all killed. Then the princess and the king went to the kitchen and found the old woman who was boiling the oil. The king asked her, “What are you supposed to do with this oil?”