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Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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2ot>                                      DAPPLEGRIM
Dapplegrirn's left nostril. The Princess went poking about and searching everywhere, high and low, and wanted to go into Dapplegrim's stall too, but he began to bite and kick about so that she was afraid to go there, and could not find the youth. ' Well,' said she, ' as I am unable to find you, you must show your­self; ' whereupon the youth immediately appeared standing there on the stable floor.
Dapplegrim told him what he was to do the second time, and he turned himself into a lump of earth, and stuck himself between the hoof and the shoe on Dapplegrim's left fore foot. Once more the King's daughter went and sought everywhere, inside and out­side, until at last she came into the stable, and wanted to go into the stall beside Dapplegrim. So this time he allowed her to go into it, and she peered about high and low, but she could not look under his hoofs, for he stood much too firmly on his legs for that, and she could not find the youth.
' Well, you will just have to show where you are yourself, for I can't find you,' said the Princess, and in an instant the youth was standing by her side on the floor of the stable.
' Now you are mine !' said he to the Princess.
' Now you can see that it is fated that she should be mine,' he said to the King.
' Yes, fated it is,' said the King. ' So what must be, must.'
Then everything was made ready for the wedding with great splendour and promptitude, and the youth rode to church on Dapplegrim, and the King's daughter on the other horse. So every­one must see that they could not be long on their way thither.1
1 From J. Moe.
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