The GREEN Fairy Book - online children's book

Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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consented, and the wedding was celebrated with great splendor.
Now, they lived for a long time very happily with one another, but then it came to pass that the young queen fell seriously ill, and no doctor could save her. And when she lay dead the young king remembered what he had
promised, and it made him shudder to think of lying in her grave alive, but there was no escape. The king had set guards before all the gates, and it was not possible to avoid his fate.
When the day arrived on which the corpse was to be laid in the royal vault he was led thither, and the entrance was bolted and closed up.
Near the coffin stood a table on which were placed four candles, four loaves of bread, and four bottles of wine. As soon as this provision came to an end he would have to
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