The YELLOW FAIRY BOOK - online childrens book

Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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The Queen, whose ambition was boundless, was delighted to see the crown on her son's head and to have the power in her own hands. Her hard rule made her very unpopular, and it was commonly be­lieved that she had made away with rrince Alphege. Indeed, had the King her son not been deservedly beloved a revolution would certainly have arisen.
Meantime the former governess of the unfortunate Alphege, who had lost her husband soon after the King's death, retired to
The King makes friends with the Green Monkey
her own house with her daughter, who grew up a lovely and most loveable girl, and both continued to mourn the los's of their dear Prince,
The young King was devoted to hunting, and often indulged in his favourite pastime, attended by the noblest youths in his king­dom. One day, after a long morning's chase he stopped to rest near a brook in the shade of a little wood, where a splendid tent had been prepared for him. Whilst at luncheon he suddenly spied a little monkey of the brightest green sitting on a tree and gazing
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