Jack’s

mother

laughed

till

her

sides

hurt.

But

then

she

was

furious

with

Jack.

“You

foolish

boy,”

she

said.

“We

still

have

no

food

and

no

money,

and

now

all

our

cows

are

gone!”

“You

are

right,”

said

Jack.

“I

am

a

fool.”

At

that

moment,

a

neighbour

came

by.

“Have

you

heard

the

news?”

she

said.

“The

King’s

daughter

has

not

laughed

for

years.

Now

the

King

has

promised

to

let

her

marry

the

first

man

who

makes

her

laugh

three

times.

The

lucky

fellow

will

win

the

kingdom

too,

in

the

end.”