The YELLOW FAIRY BOOK - online childrens book

Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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THUMBELINA
wings which were fastened on to her back, and now she too could fly from flower to flower. They all wished her joy, and the swallow sat above in his nest and sang the wedding march, and that he did as well as he could; but he was sad, because he was very fond of Thumbelina and did not want to be separated from her.
' You shall not be called Thumbelina!' said the spirit of the flower to her; ' that is an ugly name, and you are much too pretty for that. We will call you May Blossom.'
' Farewell, farewell!' said the little swallow with a heavy heart, and flew away to farther lands, far, far away, right back to Denmark. There he had a little nest above a window, where his wife lived, who can tell fairy-stories. ' Tweet, tweet!' he sang to her. And that is the way we learnt the whole story.
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