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The Golden Rod Fairy Book (Paperback) Loot Price: R383 Discovery Miles 3 830
The Golden Rod Fairy Book (Paperback): Esther Singleton
The Golden Rod Fairy Book (Paperback): Esther Singleton

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The Golden Rod Fairy Book (Paperback)

Esther Singleton

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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 Excerpt: ...so that it became exactly like a fountain, with the water spurting out in every direetion. Here the fairy, who had been watching the black girl's ridicu it lous behaviour, could contain her mirth no longer, and burst into a hearty laugh. When the slave heard the sound of laughter she looked to see where it came from, and, when she caught sight of the girl hidden in the tree, she said to herself, "So you are the cause of my mistress nearly beating me to death, are you? but wait a little, and I'll be even with you yet;" but to the fairy she said, "What are you doing up there, my beautiful maid?" The fairy, who was politeness itself, told the black girl everything there was to tell, and ended up by saying she was going to marry a charming prince, and was only awaiting his return with a suitable escort and retinue to accompany him to his father's kingdom. When the black slave heard this, a wicked plan entered into her head, and she said: "Oil, if you are expecting your bridegroom's return, let me come up beside you and comb your locks in order to make you even fairer than you are." The fairy answered: "You are mo4 welcome to come," and stretched down her hand, which looked like a piece of crystal set in ebony, as she helped the slave up. As soon as the black 167 1 creature began to comb the fairy's hair she stuck her hairpin into her skull, hoping in this way she would kill her on the spot. Hut as soon as the fairy felt the prick of the pin she called out, "Dove, dove " and in a moment she was changed into a dove, and flew away right up into the sky. When the Prince returned with his suite and train he could hardly believe his eyes when he beheld, instead of the lovely maid he had left behind in the hollow of th...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Esther Singleton
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 62
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-31764-0
Barcode: 9781130317640
Categories: Promotions
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms
LSN: 1-130-31764-1

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