PRINCE RICARDO. 11$
self, but he did not choose to make any remark at the moment.
The prince ran upstairs to dress. On the stairs he met the Princess Jaqueline.
" Oh, Dick ! are you hurt ? " she said, turning very pale.
" No, not I; but the monster is. I had a capital day, Jack; rescued a princess, too."
" Was she—was she very pretty, Dick?"
" Oh ! I don't know. Pretty enough, I daresay. Much like other girls. Why, you look quite white! What's the matter? Now you look all right again;" for, indeed, the Princess Jaqueline was blushing.
"I must dress. I'm ever so late," he said,. hurrying upstairs ; and the princess, with a little sigh, went down to the royal drawing-room.