Once upon a time, a young doctor set out to make her fortune in the world.
 As she leaned down the handkerchief slipped free. It fluttered a moment on the wind before being caught in the water and swiftly washed away.
 Each morning, as the goose girl passed Falada she would say ‘Alas Falada, standing there,” and Falada would reply “alas young doctor, passing by. If your mother only knew, her heart would surely break in two.”
 The goose girl went with the mayor to her house, and when she arrived she found that rather than the sick animal she expected, it was the mayor’s own grandchild who was ill.
 And with that, the false doctor and the two attendants were cast out of the town.
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