THE LIGHT PRINCESS.
"Very well," said the king. "Would you like to run and see your parents before you make your experiment ? "
" No, thank you," said the prince.
"Then we will go and look for the hole at once," said his majesty, and proceeded to call some attendants.
" Stop, please your majesty ; I have a condition to make," interposed the prince.
" What! " exclaimed the king, " a condition ! and with me ! How dare you ? "
"As you please," returned the prince, coolly. " I wish your majesty a good morning."
" You wretch ! I will have you put in a sack, and stuck in the hole."
"Very well, your majesty," replied the prince, becoming a little more respectful, lest the wrath of the king should deprive him of the pleasure of dying for the princess. " But what good will that