An Enchanted Garden, Stories

An Enchanted Garden, Stories

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...when the King reproached his wife with overcare of the child when the weather was at all severe. 'Do you wish to kill her?' the Queen would reply, angrily. 'I wish to make her brave and hardy, like all the daughters of our race, ' replied the King. But not wishing to distress his wife, he said no more, reflecting that it would be time enough when the little girl could walk and run to accustom her to the keen and bracing air of the northern winter. But in some strange, mysterious way, the princess, baby though she was, seemed to understand what her father felt about her. It was noticed that before she could speak at all, she would dance in her nurse's arms and stretch out her little hands with glee at the sight of. the snowfiakes falling steadily. And once or twice when a draught of the frosty air blew upon her she laughed with delight, instead of shrinking or shivering. But so well were the Queen's feelings understood that no one ventured to tell her of these clear signs that little Rose felt herself at home in the land of the snow. CHAPTER VIII THE SUMMER PRINCESS (continued) f--1HE winter passed and the like the flowers, and was as happy as the butterflies. Never was a sweeter or a merrier child. The Queen idolised her, and the King loved her quite as dearly, though in a wiser way. And that summer passed very happily. Unfortunately, however, the warm fine days came to an end unusually early that year. Many of the birds took flight for the south sooner than summer came again--the second summer of the baby's life. She had grown their wont, and the flowers drooped and withered as if afraid of what was coming. The Queen noticed these signs with a sinking heart. Standing one chilly morning at the palace windows, she watched the gray autumn sky and..show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236519094
  • 9781236519092