The GREEN Fairy Book - online children's book

Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

Home Main Menu Order Support About Search

Share page  

Previous Contents Next

leaving him unchanged in mind, but deprived of the power of speech; and not content with wreaking her vengeance upon the king alone, she had condemned all his subjects to a similar fate, saying:
"Bark and run upon four feet until the time comes when virtue shall be rewarded by love and fortune."
Which, as the poor king remarked, was very much the
same thing as if she had said: "Remain a spaniel forever and ever."
Prince Manikin was quite of the same opinion; never­theless he said what we should all have said in the same circumstances:
"Your majesty must have patience."
He was indeed deeply sorry for poor King Bayard, and said all the consoling things he could think of, promising
Previous Contents Next