Classic Fairytales.
By George MacDonald, LL.D., published By Chatto & Windus, Circa 1864

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AKING AND QUEEN, eventually, have a daughter. The king invites everyone to the christening, except his sister Princess Makemnoit, a spiteful and sour woman. However she arrives anyway and curses the princess to have no gravity. The princess often floats up in the air and has to be brought down before the wind carries her off. She also never cries, and never can see the serious side of anything and no acceptable cure can be found. Only whilst swimming, does the princess regains her gravity it is proposed that if she could be brought to cry, it might break the curse. But nothing can induce her to cry. The rest of the story involves a prince from another country, further trouble from the evil kings sister and the eventual cure of the curse and eventually the light princess and her prince having many children, none of whom ever lose their gravity.

Also in this collection: THE GIANT'S HEART and THE SHADOWS.