The Light Princess And Other Stories Classic Fairytales

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

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ana bowing and ducking in the most grotesquely obsequious manner; while every now and then they turned solemnly round upon one heel, evi­dently considering that motion the highest token of homage they could show.
" What do you want ? " said the king.
"That it may please your majesty to be better acquainted with us," answered they. "We are your majesty's subjects."
" I know you are. I shall be most happy," an­swered the king.
" We are not what your majesty takes us for, though. We are not so foolish as your majesty thinks us."
"It is impossible to take you for anything that 1 know of," rejoined the king, who wished to make them talk, and said whatever came uppermost;— "for soldiers, sailors, or anything : you will not stand still long enough. I suppose you really be-
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