A Double Story

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Published: 1875
Language: English
Wordcount: 34,499 / 101 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.9
LoC Category: PZ
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 1,528
mnybks.net#: 4605
Origin: gutenberg.org

Also published as The Lost Princess, this is known to be one of C.S. Lewis' favorite books.

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k garment around her. The princess struggled wildly, for she was in fierce terror, and screamed as loud as choking fright would permit her; but her father, standing in the door, and looking down upon the wise woman, saw never a movement of the cloak, so tight was she held by her captor. He was indeed aware of a most angry crying, which reminded him of his daughter; but it sounded to him so far away, that he took it for the passion of some child in the street, outside the palace-gates. Hence, unchallenged, the wise woman carried the princess down the marble stairs, out at the palace-door, down a great flight of steps outside, across a paved court, through the brazen gates, along half-roused streets where people were opening their shops, through the huge gates of the city, and out into the wide road, vanishing northwards; the princess struggling and screaming all the time, and the wise woman holding her tight. When at length she was too tired to struggle or scream any more, the wise woman unfolded her cloak, an

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2008.04.22
davechar1
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Possibly the best fairy tale ever written. MacDonald is at his best in this one. His use of beautiful language as well as a useful guide of how people should behave towards others and themselves. This should be required reading in all schools. Thank you George MacDonald!


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