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The Princess and the Goblin

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Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 52,919 / 152 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 98.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,694
Added to site: 2010.11.16
mnybks.net#: 29587
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Young Readers
Excerpt

did not stop until she stood by her side, and looked up in her face with her blue eyes and the two melted stars in them.

"Why, what have you been doing with your eyes, child?" asked the old lady.

"Crying," answered the princess.

"Why, child?"

"Because I couldn't find my way down again."

"But you could find your way up."

"Not at first--not for a long time."

"But your face is streaked like the back of a zebra. Hadn't you a handkerchief to wipe your eyes with?"

"No."

"Then why didn't you come to me to wipe them for you?"

"Please I didn't know you were here. I will next time."

"There's a good child!" said the old lady.

Then she stopped her wheel, and rose, and, going out of the room, returned with a little silver basin and a soft white towel, with which she washed and wiped the bright little face. And the princess thought her hands were so smooth and nice!

When she carried away the basin and towel, the little princess wond

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 2 reviews: *****
2011.05.08
funky highness
*****

This is one of my childhood favourites! Thank you for putting it on here!
A fantastic fairy tale, but so much more! Princess Irene must use her wits and courage to escape the goblins who want to kidnap her from her father the king\'s house in Scotland. This is a deeply spiritual book (even for this Atheist girl!), which values truth, loyalty, love, etc. Irene\'s relationship with her grandmother is absolutely lovely! Wonderful, wonderful wonderful book!!

2011.05.08
funky highness
*****

This is one of my childhood favourites! Thank you for putting it on here!
A fantastic fairy tale, but so much more! Princess Irene must use her wits and courage to escape the goblins who want to kidnap her from her father the king's house in Scotland. This is a deeply spiritual book (even for this Atheist girl!), which values truth, loyalty, love, etc. Irene's relationship with her grandmother is absolutely lovely! Wonderful, wonderful wonderful book!!


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