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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on; but we took care not to let him get into any real scrape, though he was quite dazed with the dodging of the unaccountable shadows. Sometimes he thought the walls were coming down upon him, sometimes that the floor was gaping to swallow him; sometimes that he would be knocked to pieces by the hurrying to and fro, or be smothered in the black crowd.
" When the blazing plum-pudding was carried in, we made a perfect shadow-carnival about it, dancing and mumming in the blue flames, like mad demons. And how the children screamed with delight!
"The old gentleman, who was very fond of children, was laughing his heartiest laugh, wher a loud knock came to the hall-door. The fait maiden started, turned paler, and then red as the Christmas fire. I saw it, and flung my hand' across her face. She was very glad, and I know
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