The RED Fairy Book - online children's book

Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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As soon as she got up she found the branch in her bouquet. When the sisters went down she stayed a little behind and said to the cow-boy: ' Where does this branch come from ? '
' Your Eoyal Highness knows well enough,' answered Michael.
' So you have followed us ? '
I Yes, Princess.'
' How did you manage it ? we never saw you.' ' I hid myself,' replied the Star Gazer quietly. The Princess was silent a moment, and then said : ' You know our secret!—keep it. Here is the reward of your discretion.' And she flung the boy a purse of gold.
Ido not sell my silence,' answered Michael, and he went away without picking up the purse.
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