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A cat, a sparrow, and a brave youth live in a hut in the forest. But while the cat and sparrow cut firewood, the witch Baba Yaga will steal into the hut to count the spoons and kidnap the brave youth and eat him for her dinner.
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yFolk Tales and Fables of Asia and AustraliaBarbara Hayes,
Limpsfield:Dragon's World Children's Books,1992Z10525111992selected work children's fiction children's A selection of seventeen folktales from Asia and Australasia that includes 'Baba Yaga and the Stepdaughter,' 'The Bridge of Magpies,' 'Rainbow Serpent' and 'Maui, the Fisherman.'Limpsfield:Dragon's World Children's Books,1992