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Knowing that his mother would never let him take the risk of climbing the soaring vine, Jack delayed until she had returned to the cottage, then quickly mounted the vine and began to climb upwards.


He climbed up and up, till after a time the cottage looked a mere speck below. After much more climbing, the stalk began to grow thinner and entered the clouds. The stalk finally ended just as it broke through the clouds, and Jack found himself in a new and beautiful country.

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