The Light Princess And Other Stories Classic Fairytales

Includes The Giant's Heart & the Shadows, By George MacDonald

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26                    THE LIGHT PRINCESS.
And when her papa stormed at her, she laughed, and danced round and round him, clapping her hands, and crying—
"Do it again, papa. Do it again! It's such fun ! Dear, funny papa ! "
And if he tried to catch her, she glided from him in an instant, not in the least afraid of him, but thinking it part of the game not to be caught. With one push of her foot, she would be floating in the air above his head; or she would go dancing backwards and forwards and sideways, like a great butterfly. It happened several times, when her father and mother were holding a con­sultation about her in private, that they were in­terrupted by vainly repressed outbursts of laughter over their heads ; and looking up with indignation, saw her floating at full length in the air above them, whence she regarded them with the most comical appreciation of the position.
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