Old Nursery Tales and Popular Stories

Old Nursery Tales and Popular Stories

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...all of the finest and most curious f patterns. As the company were sitting down to the table, an old fairy came into the room. This fairy lived in a tower which she had not quitted for fifty years, so i that everybody thought she was dead long ago; and the king had quite forgotten to ask her to the christening. But he welcomed her, $ and ordered a seat to be brought for her, and also a plate; but it could not be a golden one, because only 7t ( -Kg= $ =--K M------=---K j The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood. j seven of that sort had been made for the other seven fairies. As soon as the old fairy saw that her plate was not so fine as the u plates set before the rest of the fairies, her face grew quite red, and v became swollen with rage. Her eyes u flashed with fire, and she muttered that she would have her revenge. f One of the young fairies who sat f next to her heard what she said, and was afraid that she would give the I little princess some unlucky gift. So k this young fairy left the table, and went and hid herself behind the tail pestry, that it might come to her turn to be the last of the fairies to speak; for she thought she should perhaps be able partly to undo the mischief the old fairy might be meditating. When the feast had ended, the r fairies began to make their gifts to ' 25 the young princess. The first said, she should be most virtuous: the next said, she should have the greatest wit: the third said, she v should do everything with the ut-most grace: the fourth said, her beauty should delight all who saw her: the fifth said, her voice should be as sweet and liquid in its tone f as a silver bell: the sixth said, she f should be most skilful in playing on all musical instruments....show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937007
  • 9781236937001