Image from page 120 of "The yellow fairy book" (1906)
Title: The yellow fairy book
Authors: Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912
Subjects: Fairy tales
Publisher: London : New York : Longmans, Green, And Co.
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
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ered the spirits of the air to fly through all space, and tobring back Rosalie wherever she might be. They instantly flewoff to obey his commands, and spread themselves over the wholeearth. Meantime Rosalie and the Invisible Prince had reached, handin hand, a door of the gallery which led through a terrace into thegardens. In silence they glided along, and thought themselvesalready safe, when a furious monster dashed itself by accidentagainst Rosalie and the Invisible Prince, and in her fright she letgo his hand. No one can speak as long as he is invisible, andbesides, they knew that the spirits were all around them, and at theslightest sound they would be recognised ; so all they could do wasto feel about in the hope that their hands might once more meet. But, alas! the joy of liberty lasted but a short time. ThePrincess, having wandered in vain up and down the forest, stoppedat last on the edge of a fountain. As she walked she wrote on the •r^V 1 //-,*> fM-**-*< -.\ -***•.
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FKINCE UMJME LKA11NS THE NAME OF Illb U1VAL AT TllJiOOU>EN FOUNTAIN THE INVISIBLE PRINCE 89 trees : If ever the Prince, my lover, comes this way, let him knowthat it is here I dwell, and that I sit daily on the edge of this foun-tain, mingling my tears with its waters. These words were read by one of the genii, who repeated themto his master. The Prince of the Air, in his turn making himselfinvisible, was led to the fountain, and waited for Bosalie. Whenshe drew near he held out his hand, which she grasped eagerly,taking it for that of her lover; and, seizing his opportunity, thePrince passed a cord round her arms, and throwing off his in-visibility cried to his spirits to drag her into the lowest pit. It was at this moment that the Invisible Prince appeared, andat the sight of the Prince of the Genii mounting into the air,holding a silken cord, he guessed instantly that he was carrying offRosalie. He felt so overwhelmed by despair that he thought for an in-st jrt of putting an end
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