The Light Princess And Other Stories Classic Fairytales

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

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20a                        THE SHADOWS.
Before the king could reply, another had com­menced. But the story about the clergyman had made the king wish to hear one of the shadow-sermons. So he turned him towards a long Shadow, who was preaching to a very quiet and listening crowd. He was just concluding his sermon.
" Therefore, dear Shadows, it is the more need­ful that we love one another as much as we can, because that is not much. We have no such excuse for not loving as mortals have, for we do not die like them. I suppose it is the thought of that death that makes them hate so much. Then again, we go to sleep all day, most of us, and not in the night, as men do. And you know that we forget everything that happened the night before ; therefore, we ought to love well, for the love is *hort. Ah ! dear Shadow, whom I love now with ail my shadowy soul, I shall not love thee to-
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