Melisande

or, Long and Short Division

Author: E. Nesbit
Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,007 / 14 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 615
Added to site: 2010.07.01
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zel, modestly. "You have always cut the hair off the Princess. I just cut the Princess off the hair."

"Humph!" said the King, who had a logical mind. And during breakfast he more than once looked anxiously at his daughter. When they got up from breakfast the Princess rose with the rest, but she rose and rose and rose, till it seemed as though there would never be an end of it. The Princess was nine feet high.

"I feared as much," said the King, sadly. "I wonder what will be the rate of progression. You see," he said to poor Florizel, "when we cut the hair off, it grows -- when we cut the Princess off, she grows. I wish you had happened to think of that!"

The Princess went on growing. By dinnertime she was so large that she had to have her dinner brought out into the garden because she was too large to get indoors. But she was too unhappy to be able to eat anything. And she cried so much that there was quite a pool in the garden, and several pages were nearly drowned. So she remembered her

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