East O the Sun and West O the Moon

East O the Sun and West O the Moon

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...wield one of these." With that he put two or three chairs one a-top of the other, jumped up, and touched the biggest sword with his finger tips, tossed it up in the air, and caught it again by the hilt; leapt down, and at the same time dealt such a blow with it on the floor, that the whole hall shook. After he had thus got down, he thrust the sword under his arm, and carried it about with him. So, when they had lived a little while in the castle, the Princess thought she ought to go home to her parents, and let them know what had become of her; so they loaded a ship, and she set sail from the castle. After she had gone, and the lad had wandered about a little, he called to mind that he had been sent on an errand thither, and had come to fetch something for his mother's health; and though he said to himself, " After all, the old dame was not so bad but she's all right by this time,"--still he thought he ought to go and just see how she was. So he went and found both the man and his mother quite fresh and hearty. " What wretches you are to live in this beggarly hut! " said the lad. " Come with me up to my castle, and you shall see what a fine fellow I am." Well, they were both ready to go, and on the way his mother talked to him, and asked, " How it was he had got so strong?" " If you must know, it came of that blue belt which lay on the hill-side that time when you and I were out begging," said the lad. " Have you got it still? " asked she. Yes, --he had. It was tied round his waist. Might she see it? Yes, she might; and with that he pulled open his waistcoat and shirt to show it her. Then she seized it with both hands, tore it off, and twisted it...show more

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  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236982908
  • 9781236982902