The YELLOW FAIRY BOOK - online childrens book

Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

Home Main Menu Order Support About Search



Share page  


Previous Contents Next

THE MAGIC RING
189
Away his magic ring. You must get it away from her at whatever cost; do you hear ? Till you have done this I won't take my claws out of your fur.'
' Good !' replied the mouse ; ' I will do what you ask.' And, so saying, he summoned all the mice in his kingdom together. A countless number of mice, small and big, brown and grey, assembled, and formed a circle round their king, who was a prisoner under
Waska'a claws. Turning to them he said: 'Dear and faithful subjects, who ever among you will steal the magic ring from the strange Princess will release me from a cruel death; and I shall honour him above all the other mice in tin- kingdom.'
Instantly a tiny mouse stepped forward and said : ' I often creep about the Princess's bedroom at night, and I have noticed that she has a ring which she treasures as the apple of her eyo. All day
Previous Contents Next