The Light Princess And Other Stories Classic Fairytales

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

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quivered, and shot hither and thither, the Shadows on the surlace of the lake below; now gathering in groups, and now shivering asunder ; now cover­ing the whole surface of the lake, and anon condensed into one dark knot in the centre. Every here and there on the white mountains might be seen two or three shooting away to­wards the tops, to vanish beyond them, so that their number was gradually, though not visibly, diminishing.
" Please your majesty," said the Shadows, " this is our church—the Church of the Shadows."
And so saying, the king's body-guard set down the litter upon a rock, and plunged into the multi­tudes below. They soon returned, however, and bore the king down into the middle of the lake. All the Shadows came crowding round him, re­spectfully but fearlessly ; and sure never such a grotesque assembly revealed itself before to mortal
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