Image from page 88 of "East of the sun and west of the moon : old tales from the North" (1922)
Publisher: New York : G.H. Doran
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
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^©^ him on to the bed and put her arms round him. Andshe fell fast asleep that very moment. Next morning very early, the King and the courtierscame and peeped in through the keyhole. They wantedto know what had become of the girl, but none of themdared enter the room. However, in the end, growingbolder, they opened the door a tiny bit. And there theysaw the girl, all fresh and rosy, and beside her lay—noLin(/worm, but the handsomest prince that any one couldwish to see. The King ran out and fetched the Queesi: and afterthat, there were such rejoicings in the castle as neverwere known before or since. The wedding took placeall over again, much finer than the first, with festivalsand banquets and merrymakings for days and weeks. Nobride was ever so beloved by a King and Queen as thispeasant maid from the shepherds cottage. There wasno end to their love and their kindness towards her:because, by her sense and her calmness and her courage,she had saved their son. Prince Lindworm. ^ ^ ^
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She could not help setting the door a little ajar, just to peepwhen—Pop! out fieiv the Moon. Page 67 ^^^^^^^^^^
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