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A Children's Fantasy Book By George MacDonald - illustrated version.

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CHAPTER XXIV Irene Behaves like a Princess
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HEN the princess awoke from the sweetest of sleeps, she found her
nurse bending over her, the house-keeper looking over the nurse's shoulder, and the laundry-maid looking over the housekeeper's. The room was full of women-servants; and the gentlemen-at-arms, with a long column of ser­vants behind them, were peeping, or trying to peep in at the door of the nursery.
"Are those horrid creatures gone?" asked the princess, remembering first what had terrified her in the morning.
"You naughty, naughty little princess!" cried Lootie.
Her face was very pale, with red streaks in it, and she looked as if she were going to shake her; but Irene said nothing—only waited to hear what should come next.
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