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Fairy Adventures from Chronicles of Pantouflia By Andrew Lang

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6o                              PRINCE PRIGIO.
CHAPTER XII.
HEN the ladies left, and the prince
and the other gentlemen were alone,
the ambassador appeared more gloomy
than ever. At last he took the prince
into a corner, on pretence of showing
him a rare statue.
" Does your royal highness not know," he
asked, "that you are in considerable danger? "
" Still ?" said the prince, thinking of the
Firedrake.
The ambassador did not know what he meant, for he had never heard of the fight, but he answered gravely: " Never more than now." Then he showed the prince two proclamations, which had been posted all about the town. Here is the first :
TO ALL LOYAL SUBJECTS.
Whereas,
Our eldest son, Prince Prigio, hath of late been guilty of several high crimes and mis­demeanours.
First: By abandoning the post of danger against the Firedrake, whereby our beloved
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