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How many years have you been fattening on the commune?
124} by the fountain Arethusa, where they are fattening on beechmast and spring water after their manner.
Hansel, however, stretched out a little bone to her, and the old woman, who had dim eyes, could not see it, and thought it was Hansel's finger, and was astonished that there was no way of fattening him.
It seems to me, we have left him fattening under our very eyes.
In he trotted and sniffed at the sleeping girl in the cotton shift who believed that Van Horn was going to eat her if he could succeed in fattening her.