The Light Princess And Other Stories Classic Fairytales

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

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THE LIGh T PRINCESS.                     Bi
with rocks here and there, and floundering fishes and crawling eels swarming. The people went everywhere catching these, and looking for any­thing that might have dropped from the royal boats.
At length the lake was all but gone, only a few of the deepest pools remaining unexhausted.
It happened one day that a party of youngsters found themselves on the brink of one of these pools in the very centre of the lake. It was a rocky basin of considerable depth. Looking in, they saw at the bottom something that shone yellow in the sun. A little boy jumped in and dived for it. It was a plate of gold covered with writing. They carried it to the king.
On one side of it stood these words :—
" Death alone from death can save. Love is death, and so is brave Love can fill the deepest grave. Love loves on beneath the wave."
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