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.                   85
no death. At least, I shall not feel it. And to see the lake filling for the beauty again !—All right! I am ready."
He kissed the princess's boot, laid it down, and hurried to the king's apartment. But feeling, as he went, that anything sentimental would be dis­agreeable, he resolved to carry off the whole affair with nonchalance. So he knocked at the door of the king's counting-house, where it was all but a capital crime to disturb him.
When the king heard the knock he started
up, and opened the door in a rage. Seeing
only the shoeblack, he drew his sword. This, I
am sorry to say, was his usual mode of asserting
his regality when he thought his dignity was in
danger. But the prince was not in the least
" Please your majesty, I'm your butler," said
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