Moonfolk; A True Account of the Home of the Fairy Tales

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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 Excerpt: ...Well, I was vexed enough; but still I didn't give them up all at once, even after Dorma was born; but they forgot to ask me to the christening. I was a little PRINCESS DORMA. 115 iiurt at that, I own, but all I did about it was to tell them to keep the child out of my turret of the palace; and another thing ...
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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 Excerpt: ...Well, I was vexed enough; but still I didn't give them up all at once, even after Dorma was born; but they forgot to ask me to the christening. I was a little PRINCESS DORMA. 115 iiurt at that, I own, but all I did about it was to tell them to keep the child out of my turret of the palace; and another thing I told them was never to let her learn to spin, for as surely as she did she would come to grief." "I should not think she would have cared much for that," remarked Rhoda. "Bless you, child, did you ever go idle a whole day long? A woman who can't spin and is not allowed to do housework is like a three-legged kitten, or a lamewinged bird, or a candle without a blaze; she can't do what she was made to do." "But I can't spin," persisted Rhoda. "Pshaw, child! you can sew and knit, can't you? It's all the same thing, except that a hundred years ago, when all this happened, everybody spun more than they sewed or knit, and now they don't. "Well, to make a long story short, I told them to keep Dorma out of my turret and away from a spinning-wheel: very well, they minded until the girl was about seventeen, when that stupid Fair One with the Golden Locks took it into her head to die. Dorma, being left to herself, and rather wretched at losing her mother, got in a way of wandering about the palace: at last, one unlucky day she found the key of my turret door, and let herself in. As ill-luck would have it, I was away, and had left my rock, and distaff, and spindle all in plain sight, with nobody to stop the little fool's meddling. So she seized upon the spindle the very first thing, and "' Oh!' she cried out) 'what funny thing is this, and what is it good for, I wonder?' "Now, my spindle, you must know, my dear...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150685842
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 46
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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