Shadows to dance upon, your majesty. All our brothers and sisters will be at church now, before going to their night's work."
" Do they always go to church before they go to work ? "
" They always go to church first."
" Where is the church ? "
"In Iceland. Would your majesty like to see it?"
" How can I go and see it, when, as you know very well, I am ill in bed ? Besides, I should be sure to take cold in a frosty night like this, even if I put on the blankets, and took the feather-bed foi a muff."
A sort of quivering passed over their faces, which seemed to be their mode of laughing. The whole shape of the face shook and fluctuated as if it had been some dark fluid ; till, by slow degrees of gathering calm, it settled into its former rest