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Fairy Adventures from Chronicles of Pantouflia By Andrew Lang

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PRINCE PRIGIO..                              93
spells. The prince hunted about here and there, and at last he discovered six ancient water-vessels of black leather, each with a silver plate on it, and on the plate letters en­graved. This was what was written on the plates:
AQVA. DE. FONTE. LEONVM.*
" Thank heaven ! " said the prince. " I thought they were sure to have brought it! "
Then he took one of the old black-leather bottles, and ran downstairs again to the place where he had burned the body of the poor old sick cat.
He opened the bottle, and poured a few drops of the water on the ashes and the dying embers.
Up there sprang a tall, white flame of fire, waving like a tongue of light; and forth from the heap jumped the most beautiful, strong, funny, black cat that ever was seen !
It was Frank as he had been in the vigour of his youth ; and he knew the prince at once, and rubbed himself against him and purred.
The prince lifted up Frank and kissed his nose for joy; and a bright tear rolled down on Frank's face, and made him rub his nose with his paw in the most comical manner. * Water from the Fountain of Lions.
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