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1857 Excerpt: ...and the nightingales are great friends to them, as
well as the maids and the chamberlain, because they have told
nobody about it, and there is peace and quiet yet in the grove of
rosetrees." Here the voice out of the cushion ceased, and two that
wore crowns of gold, and were clothed in cloth of silver, rose up,
and said--"That'sour story." "Mamma," said Princess Greedalind, "if
we could find out that Fair Fountain, and keep it all to ourselves
" "Yes, my daughter, and the Growing Well to wash our money in,"
replied Queen Wantall: but King Winwealth said--"Excepting
yesterday's tale, and the two that went before it, I have not heard
such a story since my brother Wisewit went from me, and was lost in
the forest. Silverspurs, the fourth of my pages, go and bring this
maiden a pearl necklace." Snowflower received the necklace
accordingly, gave her thanks, made her courtesy, and went down on
her grandmother's chair to the servants' hall. That night they gave
her a down pillow, and next day she dined on a roast chicken. The
feasting within and the clamour without went on as on the days
before: King Winwealth fell into his accustomed low spirits after
supper, and sent down a message for Snowflower, which was told her
by the master-cook. So the little girl went up in her grandmother's
chair, with red shoes, the clocked hose, the white satin gown, and
the pearl necklace on. All the company welcomed her with joyful
looks, and no sooner had she made her courtesy, and laid down her
head, saying--" Chair of my grandmother, tell me a story," than the
clear voice from under the cushion said--"Listen to the story of
Childe Charity." "Once upon a time, there lived in the west
country. a little g...
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