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The Laughing Prince

Jugoslav Folk and Fairy Tales

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Author: Parker Fillmore
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 49,584 / 142 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.8
LoC Categories: PZ, GR
Downloads: 1,733
Added to site: 2006.11.05
mnybks.net#: 15151
Origin: gutenberg.org
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nice young man but instantly the Tsar roared out such a wrathful, "Wow! Wow!" that the Master of Ceremonies coughed and pretended he hadn't spoken.

Then the Tsar called together the scholars and the teachers and the first lady-in-waiting. He glared at them savagely and roared:

"Wow! Wow! A nice lot you are! I put you in charge of my daughter and not one of you has sense enough to know that the poor child needs a little amusement! I have a good mind to have you all thrown into the dungeon!"

"But, Your Majesty," quavered one poor old scholar, "I was not employed as a buffoon but as a teacher of astrology!"

"And I," another said, "as a teacher of languages!"

"And I as a teacher of philosophy!"

"Silence!" roared the Tsar. "Between you all you have about killed my poor child! Now I ask you: With all your learning doesn't one of you know how to make a young girl laugh?"

Apparently not one of them did, for no one answered.

"Not even you?" the Tsar said, looking

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