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A Complete Illustrated children's fantasy book by George MacDonald.

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Little Daylight                           281
could. She said she knew it well enough, adding with a smile—
" It's there you're going, is it?"
" Yes, if it's not far off."
"It's not more than three miles. But mind what you are about, you know."
" Why do you say that?"
" If you're after any mischief, she'll make you repent it."
" The best thing that could happen under the circum­stances," remarked the prince.
"What do you mean by that?" asked the cook.
" Why, it stands to reason," an­swered the prince, "that if you wish to do anything wrong, the best thing for you is to be made to repent of it."
"I see," said the cook. "Well, I think you may venture. She's a good old soul."
"Which way does it lie from here?" asked the prince.
She gave him full instructions; and he left her with many thanks.
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