The Light Princess And Other Stories Classic Fairytales

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

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THE LIGHT PRINCESS.
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" So am I," returned the prince. " But I am glad I haven't a home to go to—at least, I don't exactly know where it is."
"I wish I hadn't one either," rejoined the princess; " it is so stupid ! I have a great mind," she continued, "to play them all a trick. Why couldn't they leave me alone ? They won't trust me in the lake for a single night!—You see where that green light is burning ? That is the window of my room. Now if you would just swim there with me very quietly, and when we are all but under the balcony, give me such a push—up you call it—as you did a little while ago, I should be able to catch hold of the balcony, and get in at the window ; and then they may look for me till to­morrow morning !"
" With more obedience than pleasure," said the prince, gallantly; and away they swam, very gently.
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