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Fairy Adventures from Chronicles of Pantouflia By Andrew Lang

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x                               To Children.
in your hands, was made up altogether out of his own head by the Author, of course with the help of the Historical Papers in the kingdom of Pantourlia. About that ancient kingdom very little is known. The natives speak German ; but the Royal Family, as usual, was of foreign origin. Just as England has had Norman, Scottish, and, at present, a line of German monarchs, so the kings of Pantourlia are descended from an old Greek family, the Hypnotidae, who came to Pantou­rlia during the Crusades. They wanted, they explained, not to be troubled with the Crusades, which they thought very injudicious and tiresome. The Crest of the regal house s a Dormouse, dormant, proper, on a held vert, and the Motto, when translated out of the original Greek, means, Anything for a Quiet Life.
It may surprise the young reader that princus like Prigio and Ricardo, whose feet
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