The Light Princess And Other Stories Classic Fairytales

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

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THE SHADOWS.
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can that be passing so quickly ?' And Charlie answered with a merry laugh,'Oh! mamma, I suppose it must be the funny shadow that has been playing such games with me all the time you were out' As soon as the door was shut, I crept along the wall and looked in at the dining-room window. And I heard his mamma say, as she led him into the room,'What an imagination the boy has!' Ha! ha ! ha! Then she looked at him, and the tears came in her eyes; and she stooped down over him, and I heard the sounds or a mingling kiss and sob."
" I always look for nurseries full of children," said another; and this winter I have been very fortunate. I am sure children belong especially to us. One evening, looking about in a great city, I saw through the window into a large nursery, where the odious gas had not yet been lighted. Round the fire sat a company of the
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