THR LIGHT PRINCESS.
" Will you promise to let me have it ? "
The king was on the-point of saying Yes, but the. wiser queen checked him with a single motion of her head.
"Tell me what it is first," said he.
" No no. Promise first."
"I dare not. What is it?"
"Mind, I hold you to your promise.—It is— to be tied to the end of a string—a very long string indeed, and be flown like a kite. Oh, such fun! I would rain rose-water, and hail sugar-plums, and snow whipped-cream, and— and—and—"
A fit of laughing checked her; and she would have been off again over the floor, had not the king started up and caught her just in time. Seeing that nothing but talk could be got out of her, he rang the bell, and sent her away with two of her ladies-in-waiting.
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