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rest until he had delivered her from the hands of the man she hated. Thus encouraged, she told him all her story, and of the arrival of a young stranger in her father's palace, whose looks had
so charmed her that since that day she had thought of no one else.
At these words the Prince could contain himself no longer. He
took the pebble from his mouth, and flung himself at Eosalie's feet.
When they had got over the first rapture of meeting they began