The GREEN Fairy Book - online children's book

Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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PUDDOCKY.
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Hardly were the words out of her mouth than Parsley was changed into a toad and vanished from their sight. The princes, now that the cause of their dispute was removed, put up their swords, kissed each other affec­tionately, and returned to their father.
The king was growing old and feeble and wished to yield his scepter and crown in favor of one of his sons, but he couldn't make up his mind which of the three he should appoint as his successor. He determined that fate should decide for him. So he called his three children to him and said: "My dear sons, I am growing old and am weary of reigning, but I can't make up my mind to which of you three I should yield my crown, for I love you all
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