The Blue Bird for Children

The Wonderful Adventures of Tyltyl and Mytyl in Search of Happiness

Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 34,836 / 106 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 92.9
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 869
Added to site: 2009.02.05
mnybks.net#: 23351
Genre: Young Readers
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ns; and, at fair-time, there were big gingerbread dolls covered all over with gilt paper. Goody Berlingot had a nose that was quite as ugly as the Fairy's; she was old also; and, like the Fairy, she walked doubled up in two; but she was very kind and she had a dear little girl who used to play on Sundays with the woodcutter's Children. Unfortunately, the poor little pretty, fair-haired thing was always suffering from some unknown complaint, which often kept her in bed. When this happened, she used to beg and pray for Tyltyl's dove to play with; but Tyltyl was so fond of the bird that he would not give it to her. All this, thought the little boy, was very like that which the Fairy told him; and that was why he called her Berlingot.

Much to his surprise, the Fairy turned crimson with rage. It was a hobby of hers to be like nobody, because she was a fairy and able to change her appearance, from one moment to the next, as she pleased. That evening, she happened to be ugly and old and hump-backed; she had l

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