The Child's Picture Story Book

The Child's Picture Story Book

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...form again! You are that pretty maid, and I will tell you how it will happen. I will take you to a spot, a short distance from here, where you will find your sheep, but every one without a tail. The Elves and tiny spirits will disport with them for this night, yet in the morning every sheep will have its tail again, all except the stupid bell-wether. His tail you will find hidden by Puck in a tree. If you will wave this tail three times over my head in the moonbeams, I shall resume my shape again, and I will reward you, for my father is a King, as I have told you." Bo-peep could not answer for surprise; and, the owl flying off, she followed again into the wood. After a time they came to a large bare place, around which was a circle of trees. On one of the trees the owl perched itself, and Bo-peep seated herself down on a bank covered with wild thyme and roses. Bo-peep could see nothing on the grass but the shadow of the trees in the moonbeams. The owl said, " Sleep, maiden: you will know the rest before morning. I will watch." How long Bo-peep was asleep she could not tell, but suddenly she saw the charmed spot lit up by all sorts of lights--the glow-worm's among the rest. Seated on a piece of raised ground was a most beautiful Fairy, with bright butterfly-wings, and a dress that shone brightly with stars; around her were many attendant Fairies. Presently one stepped forward, and, going down on his knees, said, "Most Gracious Queen, certain stray sheep having entered your fairy domain, on inquiry we find that they have wickedly strayed from their good mistress, Little Bo-peep; and as she is one of the very best of shepherdesses, we hope that you will permit your Fairies to punish them in such a way as they...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236569431
  • 9781236569431