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The maids gave her a good scrubbing and later on put her in a fine dress. At supper she was sat down near the same table as the old man. “Where’s the big burly man?” Anna asked. “Martin is guarding the gates,” the old man gladly replied. “I haven’t introduced myself. I am Dolph Greybeard, but my friends call me Gray,” the old man finally gave his name. “Why am I here?” Anna asked. “I made a bet. You see, one of my friends said, that these are so stubborn, that they won’t change their minds no matter what.