Phantasmion; A Fairy Tale

Phantasmion; A Fairy Tale

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...she was gone, and never again did I behold her, till one night when I sallied forth to free a prisoner from the lonely tower." "A prisoner!" said the youth, "and thou wast going to set him free!" Iarine blushed as she pursued her story. "On that night I met the same veiled lady in the grove, betwixt the castle and the tower: 'Wilt thou save strangers, ' she said, 'and do nothing for those that are near to thee, for poor Albinian and his sickly son V Then I besought her to tell me how 1 might serve them, and she bade me seek the fountain-head of that water with which she had restored the dying bird. 'How shall I find it?' I eagerly replied. 'Go to Queen Malderyl, ' she answered, 'bearing this token from me; but tell no one whither thou art bound, or on what errand; unless thou goest in secret, she will not reveal the salutary spring.' Then, placing an ivory tablet in my hand, again she disappeared." "And didst thou free the prisoner?" the young huntsman anxiously inquired. Iarine paused, then answered, "I trust he is now at liberty, though not through me." "And thou hast taken this long pilgrimage," cried the enamoured youth, "all for thy father's and thy brother's sake!--and the cruel queen gave thee that bucket, and would have sent thee to destruction?" "O for a swift steed!" cried Iarine, "to travel day and night till I reached the Diamanthine Palace." "Come with me!" exclaimed the youth, seizing her hand, "even here we are not in safety." The maiden now perceived volumes of smoke far above the watery column; they rose from a high peak, and soon were changed to spiral flames, which occupied the vault of heaven just over the foaming...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236650085
  • 9781236650085