The Light Princess And Other Stories Classic Fairytales

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

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out of him. Those shadows are very different from us, your majesty knows. He was thinking of all the disappointments he had had in life, and of all the ingratitude he had met with. And he thought far more of the good he had done, than the good others had got. ' After all I have done for them,' said he, with a sigh of bitterness, 'not one of them cares a straw for me. My own child­ren will be glad when I am gone !'—At that instant he lifted up his eyes and saw, standing close by the door, a tiny figure in a long night­gown. The door behind her was shut. It was my little friend, who had crept in noiselessly. A pang ot icy fear shot to the old man's heart, but it melted away as fast, for we made a lane through us for a single ray from the fire to fall on the face of the little sprite; and he thought it was a child of his own that had died when just the age of her child-niece, who now stood looking for her grand-
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