THE LIGHT PRINCESS.
" Now be serious, my dear, for once," said the queen.
" No, thank you, mamma; I had rather not."
"Would you not like to be able to walk like other people?" said the king.
"No indeed, I should think not. You only crawl. You are such slow coaches ! "
"How do you feel, my child?" he resumed, after a pause of discomfiture.
" Quite well, thank you."
"I mean, what do you feel like ? "
" Like nothing at all, that I know of."
" You must feel like something."
" I feel like a princess with such a funny papa, and such a dear pet of a queen-mamma !"
" Now really! " began the queen; but the princess interrupted her.
" Oh yes," she added, "I remember. I have