(Grimm's Fairy Library) with Illustr. by E.H. Wehnert
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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...into the world, and there you will see how poverty fares; but, because your heart is innocent, and I mean well towards you, I will grant you this one favour--when you are in trouble come to this forest, call my name, and I will come out and help you. My power is great, and I have gold and silver in abundance." So the young Prince had to leave the forest, and travelled over many rough and smooth roads, till he came at length to a large town. There he sought work, but without success, for he had learnt nothing which was of use, and at last he went to the King's palace, itself and inquired if they could take him in. The court servants were unaware of any vacancy which he could fill, but because he seemed well-favoured they allowed him to remain. Soon afterwards, the Cook took him into his service, and told him he might fetch wood and water for the fire and sweep up the ashes. One day, however, as no one else was at hand, the Prince had to carry in a dish to the royal table, but, because he would not allow his golden hair to be seen, he entered the room with his cap on his head. "If you come to the royal table," exclaimed the King when he saw him, "you must pull off your cap!" "Ah, your majesty," replied the Prince, "I dare not, for I have a bad disease on my head!" Thereupon the King ordered the Cook into his presence, and scolded him because he had taken such a youth into his service, and further commanded him to discharge him. But the Cook pitied the poor lad, and changed him with the Gardener's Boy. Now the Prince had to plant and sow, to dig and rake, in spite of all weathers, for he must bear the wind and rain. One day in summer, as he was working alone in the garden, he took off his cap to...
- Paperback | 24 pages
- 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
- 13 Sep 2013
- Illustrations, black and white