The RED Fairy Book - online children's book

Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

Home Main Menu Order Support About Search

Share page  

Previous Contents Next

94                          PRINCESS ROSETTE
the way, they were not long upon the road. It was easy to guess ' that they had come to the right place, for they saw peacocks in every tree, and their cries could be heard a long way off.
"When they reached the city they found it full of men and women who were dressed entirely in peacocks' feathers, which were evidently thought prettier than anything else.
They soon met the King, who was driving about in a beautiful little golden carriage which glittered with diamonds, and was drawn
at full speed by twelve peacocks. The King and the Prince were delighted to see that the King of the Peacocks was as handsome as possible. lie had curly golden hair and was very pale, and he wore a crown of peacocks' feathers.
When he saw Rosette's brothers he knew at once that they were strangers, and stopping his carriage he sent for them to speak to him. When they had greeted him they said:
' Sire, we have come from very far away to show you a beantifid portrait.'
Previous Contents Next