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At the end of each day, they brought their basket of food to Iord Gurr. He put the heaW basket on the scale. "Not bad," he would say. But wheneverMinnie asked for her F&V, he always shouted, "Come back tomorrow!" So Minnie had no money.

Without money, she could not buy food for her nephews. One day she went to the cupboard. It was empff. "I will go and ask Iord Gurr for some food," she said.

Minnie peekedinto his dining room. When she saw the deliciousfood, she was hungrier than ever. "I only want a little food," she said. "My nephewsare very hungry."

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Poor Minnie. Away she went without food for her nephews.

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Minnie was no longer afraid. "What can I do?" she cried. "These rocks are too heaw for me."

Minnie handedthe grinder to him. "Watch and list€D," said the dragon.

He began to turn the handle.

The dragon pointed to a shelf in the corner. It was filled with peautiful treasures. "Take down th\ golden grinder and bring it here to me," fre sahf.

As he turned he said, "Goldengnnder, help me, please. ou witrIkri,ow Y iust wh,qt'Ineed."

As soon as he said those magic words, a shovelwas standing besidehim. All by itself it began to dig. It lift€d the heary rocks.

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When her nephews saw the grinder, they were not very happy. "Where is our food, Aunt Minnie?" they cried. "W'e will have food,"

Suddenly the table was covered with food. There was hrrkey and ham. . . mashed potatoes,peas and carrots. . . fruit and cheeseand milk and bread.

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Lord Gurr soon came to see why Minnie and her nephewshad not come to work for him. He was surprised to see their new things. "All of this cannot be yours!" he cried. "Where did you get everything?"
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He could hardly wait to try the grinder. He put it down and hrrned the handle. "f want some ice cream," he said.

Minnie showedthe grinder to him. "I did not steal anything," she said. "This grinder gives me whatever f want,, Iord Gurr snatchedit away from her. "f'll take care of it for you," he said.

Nothing happened. "I wANT soME IcE cREAM!"he shouted. Still, nothing happened.

out how "I will // ta mqbit obey D€," said Iord Gurr. Off he ran to find Minnie's nephews.

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"Very interesting," said Iord Gurr. And he ran back to his house.

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