THE KING'S ARMY.
E woke like a giant refreshed with wine.
When he went into the king's chamber, the housemaid sat where he had left her, and everything in the room was as it had been
the night before, save that a heavenly odour of roses filled the air of it He went up to the bed. The king opened his eyes, and the soul of perfect health shone out of them. Nor was Curdie amazed in his delight.
" Is it not time to rise, Curdie ? " said the king. " It is, your majesty. To-day we must be doing," answered Curdie.
" What must we be doing to-day, Curdie ? w
" Fighting, sire."
"Then fetch me my armour—that of plated steel, in the chest there. You will find the underclothing with it*