The GREEN Fairy Book - online children's book

Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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HEART OF ICE.
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their own appearance and all their surroundings which they believed their splendor amply justified.
The laughter and howls of derision from the whole crowd rose ever louder and louder as the extraordinary train advanced, and at last reached the ears of the king as he waited in the audience hall, and before the procession reached the palace he had been informed of its nature, and supposing that it must be intended as an insult he ordered the gates to be closed. You may imagine the fury of the ambassador when, after all his pomp and pride, the king
absolutely and unaccountably refused to receive him. He raved wildly both against king and people, and the train retired in great confusion, jeered at and pelted with stones and mud by the enraged crowd. It is needless to say that he left the country as fast as horses could carry him, but not before he had declared war, with the most terrible menaces threatening to devastate the country with fire and sword.
Some days after this disastrous embassy King Bayard sent couriers to Prince Manikin with a most friendly
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