chapter  44
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The Little Magpie—La ciaulidda

Once upon a time, so it’s been told, there was a man who owned amagpie, and it served its master and did whatever he wanted. When-ever the master left the house, it went into someone else’s garden that was facing their house, where there was a fig tree, and ate the figs. The bird was enchanted, and each time it left its master’s house, it discarded its feathers and became a woman. After she quickly ate the figs in the garden, she left the place and went back to her master dressed in feathers and continued to serve him.