The Melancholy Princess [NOOK Book]

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"The lowliest damsel can love where she likes, but I have no more freedom than a caged bird. My role is all, and my will is naught." Princess Anne is unhappy at Court, and spurns all suitors. She is about to become a nun, when a midnight encounter proves to have unexpected consequences. (Short story, 6,000 words.)
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The pond seemed to draw her towards it, but at the water's edge, she hesitated, fearing the sharp chill of its black depths. She watched a knobby stick cross ...

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The Melancholy Princess

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Overview

"The lowliest damsel can love where she likes, but I have no more freedom than a caged bird. My role is all, and my will is naught." Princess Anne is unhappy at Court, and spurns all suitors. She is about to become a nun, when a midnight encounter proves to have unexpected consequences. (Short story, 6,000 words.)
Excerpt:
The pond seemed to draw her towards it, but at the water's edge, she hesitated, fearing the sharp chill of its black depths. She watched a knobby stick cross the face of the reflected moon, and bethought her that she should turn back.
'Twas then that she heard a sound. She gasped, and would have fled, had the sound not come again. 'Twas a man's cry and 'twas full of pain. Whence did it come? She could not tell. The moon seemed to shine on none but her.
"Where are you?" she called out.
Another cry, but the words could not be heard. She walked towards the voice, calling as she went.
"Stop!" he shouted. "Lest ye fall in yourself!"

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044379756
  • Publisher: Sheela Word
  • Publication date: 3/12/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 86,368
  • File size: 141 KB

Meet the Author

Sheela Word is a research psychologist, who has come to authorship late in life. Her first published book was a humorous novel for middle-grade children, and her latest is a collection of romantic short stories for teenage and adult women.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2014

    Didnt read it but

    What is up with the book cover? It looks like someone drew eyes and hair onto a real woman

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2014

    Dispicable Me

    Only a little chapters kid author

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