The Blue Fairy Book - online childrens book

Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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gold, adorned with jewels and a plume. He held his sword drawn hi his hand, to defend himself if I should break loose ; it was almost three inches long, and the hilt was of gold, enriched with diamonds. His voice was shrill, but very clear. His Imperial Majesty spoke often to me, and I answered; but neither of us could understand a word.
After about two hours the Court retired, and I was left with a strong guard to keep away the crowd, some of whom had the im­pudence to shoot their arrows at me as I sat by the door of my house. But the colonel ordered six of them to be seized and delivered bound into my hands. I put five of them into my coat pocket ; and as to the sixth, I made a face as if I would eat him
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