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" Yes," answered the prince, "I should think it a very tolerable specimen."
"It seemed to me like going up," rejoined she.
" My feeling was certainly one of elevation too," the prince conceded.
The princess did not appear to understand him, for she retorted his question :—
"How do you like falling in?" said the princess.
"Beyond everything," answered he; "for I have fallen in with the only perfect creature I ever saw."
" No more of that: I am tired of it," said the princess.
Perhaps she shared her father's aversion to punning.
"Don't you like falling in, then?'' said the prince-