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The Magic Fishbone

A Holiday Romance from the Pen of Miss Alice Rainbird, Aged 7

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Author: Charles Dickens
Published: 1867
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,970 / 21 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 2,336
Added to site: 2007.11.06
mnybks.net#: 18888
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licia and the angelic baby.

"What is the matter, Papa?"

"I am dreadfully poor, my child."

"Have you no money at all, Papa?"

[Illustration: "What is the matter, Papa?"]

"None my child."

"Is there no way left of getting any, Papa?"

"No way," said the King. "I have tried very hard, and I have tried all ways."

When she heard those last words, the Princess Alicia began to put her hand into the pocket where she kept the magic fish-bone.

"Papa," said she, "when we have tried very hard, and tried all ways, we must have done our very very best?"

"No doubt, Alicia."

"When we have done our very very best, Papa, and that is not enough, then I think the right time must have come for asking help of others." This was the very secret connected with the magic fish-bone, which she had found out for herself from the good fairy Grandmarina's words, and which she had so often whispered to her beautiful and fashionable friend the Duchess.

So she to

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