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Tomi Ungerer Quotes

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“The Three Robbers tells the story of three fierce, black-clad robbers who terrorize and plunder the countryside, armed with a blunderbuss, a pepper blower, and a huge red axe…”
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“Once upon a time there were three fierce robbers. They went about hidden under large black capes and tall black hats.”
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The first had a blunderbass. The second had a pepper-blower. And the third had a huge red axe. ”
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“In the dark of nigh they walked the roads, searching for victims. They terrified everyone. Women fainted. Brave men ran. Dogs fled.”
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“To stop carriages, the robbers blew pepper in the horses’ eyes. With the axe, they smashed the carriage wheels. And with the blunderbuss, they threatened the passengers and plundered them.”
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“The robbers’ hide-out was a cave in the mountains. There they carried their loot. They had trunks full of gold, jewels, money, watches, wedding rings, and precious stones.”
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“But one bitter, black night the robbers stopped a carriage that had but one passenger, an orphan named Tiffany. She was on her way to live with a wicked aunt. Tiffany was delighted to meet the robbers.”
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“Since there was no treasure but Tiffany, the thieves bundled her in a warm cape and carried her away. They made up a soft bed for her in a corner of the cave. And there she slept.”
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“The next morning she awoke to find herself surrounded by trunks of glittering riches. ‘What is all this for?’ She asked. The robbers choked and sputtered. They had never thought of spending their wealth.”
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“So to use their treasure they gathered up all the lost, unhappy, and abandoned children they could find. They bought a beautiful castle where all of them could live. Dressed in red caps and capes, the children moved into their new house.”

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