56 THE LIGHT PRINCESS.
least; and when they had reached the edge, he turned towards the princess, and said,—
" How am I to put you in ? "
" That is your business," she answered, quite snappishly. " You took me out—put me in again."
"Very well," said the prince; and, catching her up in his arms, he sprang with her from the rock. The princess had just time to give one delighted shriek of laughter before the water closed over them. When they came to the surface, she found that, for a moment or two, she could not even laugh, for she had gone down with such a rush, that it was with difficulty she recovered her breath. The instant they reached the surface—
" How do you like falling in ? " said the prince.
After some effort the princess panted out,—
" is that what you call falling in ? "