The Light Princess And Other Stories Classic Fairytales

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

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2o6                          THE SHADOWS.
fast.—If he does not take care, we shall have other work to do with him by-and-by, poor fellow! "              -
" I and some others did the same for a poor play-writer once. He had a Christmas piece to write, and being an original genius, it was not so easy for him to find a subject as it is for most of his class. I saw the trouble he was in, and collecting a few stray Shadows, we acted, in dumb show of course, the funniest bit of nonsense we could think of; and it was quite successful. The poor fellow watched every motion, roaring with laughter at us, and delight at the ideas we put into his head. He turned it all into words, and scenes, and actions ; and the piece came off with a splendid success."
" But how long we have to look for a chance o' doing anything worth doing ! " said a long, thi;" especially lugubrious Shadow. " I have only
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