The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

By Andrew Lang

The Editor thinks that kids will simply forgive him for publishing one other Fairy ebook. we've had the Blue, the pink, the fairway, and this is the Yellow. If little ones are happy, and they're so sort as to claim that they're happy, the Editor doesn't care a great deal for what people may perhaps say.

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Never let my cheek grow pale! ' Then she dried her face with her long hair, and was about to go away, when her eye suddenly fell upon the spot where the young man was sitting, and she turned towards the tree. The youth rose and stood waiting. Then the maiden said, 'You ought to have a heavy punishment because you have presumed to watch my secret doings in the moonlight. But I will forgive you this time, because you are a stranger and knew no better. ' The youth answered humbly: 'Forgive me, beautiful maiden, if I have unintentionally offended you.

The child is quite black, and has very white paws, but not a single white hair on its body. ' 'Topoff! ' 'Oh, you sit at home in your dark grey coat and your long tail,' said the Cat, 'and you get fanciful. ' The Mouse had a good cleaning out while the Cat was gone, and made the house tidy; but the greedy Cat ate the fat every bit up. 'When it is all gone one can be at rest,' she said to herself, and at night she came home sleek and satisfied. The Mouse asked at once after the third child's name.

The youth did so, and found that in this way he could easily move forwards. The Dragon had his monstrous jaws wide open, all ready for his expected prey. A few paces nearer, and man and horse would have been swallowed up by them! The youth trembled with horror, and his blood ran cold, yet he did not lose his courage; but, holding the iron spear upright in his hand, he brought it down with all his might right through the monster's lower jaw. Then quick as lightning he sprang from his horse before the Dragon had time to shut his mouth.

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