The Light Princess And Other Stories Classic Fairytales

Includes The Giant's Heart & the Shadows, By George MacDonald

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"I am sure she is ours." answered she. "But we ought to have taken better care of her at the christening. People who were never invited ought not to have been present."
"Oh, ho !" said the king, tapping his forehead with his forefinger, "I have it all. I've found her out. Don't you see it, queen ? Princess Makem-noit has bewitched her."
" That's just what I say," answered the queen.
"I beg your pardon, my love; I did not hear you.—John! bring the steps I get on my throne with."
For he was a little king with a great throne, \ike many other kings.
The throne-steps were brought, and set upon the dining-table, and John got upon the top of them. But he could not reach the little princess, who lay like a baby-laughter-cloud in the air, ex­ploding continuously.
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