THE LIGHT PRINCESS.
"Now," said he, with a sigh of content, "I die happy."
He did not speak again. The princess gave him some wrine for the last time : he was past eating. Then she sat down again, and looked at him. The water rose and rose. It touched his chin. It touched his lower lip. It touched between his lips. He shut them hard to keep it out. The princess began to feel strange. It touched his upper lip. He breathed through his nostrils The princess looked wild. It covered his nostrils Her eyes looked scared, and shone strange in the moonlight. His head fell back ; the water closed over it, and the bubbles of his last breath bubbled up through the water. The princess gave a shriek, and sprang into the lake.
She laid hold first of one leg, and then of the other, and pulled and tugged, but she could not move either. She stopped to take breath, and