The Light Princess And Other Stories Classic Fairytales

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

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understand every word they sang. And what they sang was something like this :—
" I will sing a song.
I'm the owl." " Sing a song, you sing-song
Ugly fowl! What will you sing about, Night in and Day out ?"
" Sing about the night;
I'm the owl." " You could not see for the light,
Stupid fowl!" " Oh ! the moon! and the dew ! And the shadows!—tu-whoo !"
The owl spread out his silent, soft, sly wings, and lighting between Tricksey-Wee and Buffy-Bob, nearly smothered them, closing up one under each wing. It was like being buried in a down bed. But the owl did not like anything between his sides and his wings, so he opened his wings again, and the children made haste to get out.
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