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Old-Time Stories

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Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,024 / 118 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.9
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 774
Added to site: 2010.02.28
mnybks.net#: 26815
Origin: gutenberg.org
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er with pleasant dreams. To be brief, after four hours of talking they had not succeeded in uttering one half of the things they had to say to each other.

[Illustration: 'They all fell asleep']

Now the whole palace had awakened with the princess. Every one went about his business, and since they were not all in love they presently began to feel mortally hungry. The lady-in-waiting, who was suffering like the rest, at length lost patience, and in a loud voice called out to the princess that supper was served.

The princess was already fully dressed, and in most magnificent style. As he helped her to rise, the prince refrained from telling her that her clothes, with the straight collar which she wore, were like those to which his grandmother had been accustomed. And in truth, they in no way detracted from her beauty.

They passed into an apartment hung with mirrors, and were there served with supper by the stewards of the household, while the fiddles and oboes played some old

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