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“Puss-in-Boots” definition

A French fairy tale from the collection of Charles Perrault. A cunning cat brings great fortune to its master, a poor young man. Through a series of deceptions managed by the cat, the young man becomes a lord and marries the king's daughter.

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  • puss-in-boots (le chat bott), helps the third brother in the tale of Perrault.

    Zoological Mythology (Volume II) Angelo de Gubernatis
  • And if you will promise, solemnly promise, not to ask another question, Ill tell you the story of puss-in-boots.

    The Wasted Generation Owen Johnson

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