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Kaķīša dzirnavas

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    Kitty, kitty! Kitty, come here, come in
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    Cat, tell us story, a story kitty! Tell us!
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    Once upon a time, in olden times,
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    when the years were good, cat owned a mill
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    the mill worked day and night
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    There were nut grinders & almond grinders
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    in olden times, when the years were good.
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    It was always great fun in the mill
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    the grinds were humming, the water purling
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    in midday, Skalbem's daughters were visiting
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    Yes, he had three daughters
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    they had big, golden eyes and their claws
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    were well hidden under their pink paws
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    It was most fun during Christmas
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    There in the mill, a green Christmas tree
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    was standing, decorated with
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    golden almonds and glistening candles
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    golden flames were shining in all windows
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    and the Cat's daughters danced
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    with the young neighbours
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    But, those times passed.
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    Then spring arrived, and his daughters
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    started being visited by future husbands.
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    Skalbem wanted to give them large dowry.
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    For the daughters!
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    There was a black cat, who lived right next door
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    Was the guard of the Devil's golden chest
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    that was in the basement of the old castle
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    The Devil desired to have the mill for himself
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    my dress, mine!
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    Whose the girl being married?
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    All of them, all!
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    All three?
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    All three!
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    Eh, need money, money.
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    Then pledge your mill to me
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    when you have more money later, return it
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    Oh, I dont know, well... Maybe so
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    You, come tomorrow evening
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    when the lord is home, then we'll talk.
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    Theres the address, cya!
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    Well, whatcha looking at? Thats a contract
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    You have to sign it, then you'll get money
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    He gives you a whole year to repay it!
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    You just need to sign it! Look, here!here!
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    Thats all, it's settled!
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    Well, wheres the money?
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    you have to give the lord the money!
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    Money? But we made a deal for a year!
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    Look at the time, silly cat. Give us money
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    How so! It wasn't meant to be like this!
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    Maybe I can- NO!
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    See, you cannot!
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    Yeah! Time to take the mill!
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    WITH ALL THE GNOMES!
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    Have your stuff!
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    Skalbem slept that night in a haystack,
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    in the morning, while washing his face,
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    he wondered where to go.
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    It's not like I'm an orphan, he thought
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    A pebble rolls when carried by the river
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    I'll go visit my daughters!
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    He went to the manor, one of his
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    sons-in-law was the manor work manager.
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    Oh my! Daddy! Come in, come in!
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    Look how we live here, oh, what a mess.
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    Wait a sec, just a moment. Yeah! ..No.
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    Maybe this? Yeah this, definitely this!
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    NOPE.
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    We gotta hurry. Maybe- sit, sit!
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    So hows your life at the mill?
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    Daughter, the mill -OH, MAYBE THIS!
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    What do you think, daddy? Yeah, this..
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    Gotta run, see you daddy! -Wait-
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    Drop by some other day daddy -Oh.. Sure.
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    And so Skalbem walked further.
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    The road was dry and like bleached cloth
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    But his feet were so heavy to walk upon
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    "Where to go now?" he thought.
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    His 2nd son-in-law was the pantry master
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    Oversaw all the manors milk & cream mills
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    He had lots of work, and they lived well
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    They were happy, they didn't need anyone
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    Daddy's here! How good!
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    Sit down, have cheese, cream, milk.
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    Thanks daughter.
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    So hows it going home? -Hows the mill?
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    I don't have the mill anymore.
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    Why? -A Black Cat took the mill. -How?
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    You see, I took a loan for a year, but
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    the Black Cat wanted it back right away
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    Oh my! I see! Where will you go now?
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    I don't know.
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    You should have saved up for old age
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    Yeah, daddy, we're gonna have a child soon
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    We have to think about our children!
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    We can't raise urchins!
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    No, no, we don't have the time,
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    you have to go visit other relatives!
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    Yes, yes, the weather is good too!
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    You'll walk around with clean feet!
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    Okay... I'll be going then now..
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    Yeah, yeah, bye daddy!
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    At late night, Skalbem reached the city.
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    His 3rd son-in-law was an inspector here.
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    He was a very strict inspector.
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    All the neighboring cats cried and
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    licked their wounds when he was auditing.
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    When Ms. Inspector saw Skalbem,
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    she did not recognize him.
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    No! Another urchin!
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    They lose all honor. Not even a day
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    passes when there isn't a loafer outside.
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    Look, he's not even intending to leave!
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    Wait, wait, I'll show him how to leave
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    Where is that pug..
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    He thought "Again? But where to go now?"
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    All his relatives were rich, and
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    all his daughters had a big dowry.
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    If only he had one relative as poor as him
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    they would have pitied him.
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    But rich only helps the rich,
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    and poor Skalbem found no shelter anywhere
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    Look, a kitty. All alone in the dark!
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    Where is the lamb? -Lamb is here, look.
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    Poor thing has ill legs. -He can't walk?
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    Yes, I have to carry him around.
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    Everything is becoming grass!
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    It's you, dragon! I thought grass talked.
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    Do you think the grass has nothing to say?
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    She takes everything, everything overgrows
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    Really? -Yes! The grass takes everything!
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    She grows in summer, and wilts in autumn,
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    But her roots, just listen. Quiet, shh...
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    It's all here in her roots.
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    The grass took everything I had,
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    I get lighter with every day!
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    I need to think hard to remember,
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    I used to drink blood!
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    What do you eat now?
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    I drink the honey from flowers now
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    The only meat I can catch now is flies!
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    Did you know I can fly, cat?
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    Hop on my back, I'll give you a ride!
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    I can get you home! -No! Not home...
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    Well we better go higher up then!
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    Look, homeless wanderers, vagabonds!
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    Us too, but don't fret, were all the same!
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    Dragon? Where did you go? Oh...
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    You see? How the grass comes...!
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    Dragon, are you the grass now?
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    Leaving, but where are you going?
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    To the end of the world, friend!
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    Why are you so happy to go?
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    It's true freedom! When all is lost,
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    theres nothing to be sad about anymore!
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    To the end of the world..
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    How odd... Goodbye Dragon.
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    When the rivers and lakes froze over,
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    winter clouds slept behind the mountain
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    He saw blue towers below the clouds
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    That was the king's land, and
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    behind trees was the king's castle
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    And sadness, like a disease was everywhere
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    Oh, look! A cat! Come in, come in!
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    Our old cat died in the ash, we need you
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    Its ok that you're ragged, you'll do ok!
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    You won't have to live on your own!
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    Oh, princess Ilzīte! Look at our new cat!
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    He came to us yesterday. -Kitty!
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    Oh, how ragged you are!
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    Don't cry, princess Ilzīt, I'll be fine!
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    Kitty, theres so much sadness in the world
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    We cry about it all,
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    You see how damp it is here?
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    Thats how it is, our king cries for it all
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    The fallen, ill, hungry, dead, living!
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    But our sadness doesnt lessen because of it
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    We were told to wrap his heart in gold
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    Then it won't quiver from all the sighs!
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    But he doesn't want it, sighs are precious
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    I have to go, do you hear? He's calling me
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    I have to help his sadness
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    They all feed on our sadness here
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    It was a very strange castle
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    A graveyard where sad fates are buried
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    Like a forest where sleketons cry at night
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    Mourning field, where every grain grew sad
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    It was a very strange king.
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    The pain was like many arrows in his heart
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    Come, my children!
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    Tears, give me your tears...
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    Dad there's a cat in the kitchen, ragged
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    Please bring him here.
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    Come closer, kitty, come closer.
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    Tell me about your sorrows. You were
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    a miller, weren't you? You owned a mill
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    Yes, but the black cat took it all from me
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    Yes, that's what they do. What then? You
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    Went to see your kids, who all denied you?
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    King listen, what do I do about Black Cat?
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    King, I dont come with evil intent
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    Oh? What about your ungrateful daughters?
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    Only good for them! -Only good!?
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    Yeah. When I went around the world, poor,
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    That was sad enough, why make it more sad?
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    May there be more happiness!
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    How odd. Shouldn't there be justice?
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    What about those boys that bullied you?
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    King, they're children, as curious as me
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    They don't know they hurt yet.
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    They play and see pain, and rejoice when
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    they see that the cat is suffering.
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    But maybe we will still get along well!
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    They will learn as all children do
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    The King listened, and wondered
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    how it can be so easy to soothe pain.
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    It can fly so easily like cold flakes,
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    thet hover above the famished land.
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    Why is it so dark here? Turn on the lights!
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    Lights, turn on the castle lights!
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    You have to get your mill back anyway!
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    Cat miller, cant find a better job for you
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    Skalbem helped the king get well again,
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    all the golden lights were aflame, and
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    new life could begin in the castle.
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    Skalbem went back to the mill.
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    Hey, wait! You forgot me!
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    So it happened. He got back his mill!
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    He stood there again and everything
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    was working with full power!
Title:
Kaķīša dzirnavas
Video Language:
Latvian
Duration:
56:31

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