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Beauty and the Beast

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Author: Anonymous
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,462 / 30 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 17,295
Added to site: 2006.12.01 15431

uty clung to her father in terror, which became all the greater when she saw how frightened he was. But when the Beast really appeared, though she trembled at the sight of him, she made a great effort to hide her horror, and saluted him respectfully.

This evidently pleased the Beast. After looking at her he said, in a tone that might have struck terror into the boldest heart, though he did not seem to be angry:

"Good-evening, old man. Good-evening, Beauty."

The merchant was too terrified to reply, but Beauty answered sweetly:

"Good-evening, Beast."

"Have you come willingly?" asked the Beast. "Will you be content to stay here when your father goes away?"

Beauty answered bravely that she was quite prepared to stay.

"I am pleased with you," said the Beast. "As you have come of your own accord, you may stay. As for you, old man," he added, turning to the merchant, "at sunrise to-morrow you will take your departure. When the bell rings get up quickly and eat your br

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4.5 from 2 reviews: *****

A short nice little bedtime story.
Good for those who want to read something positive.


A beautiful fantasy, love story.



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