. The pink fairy book. rything, and marked that there were in all sevendoors. After they had all been unlocked the kingentered a lovely hall, where the princess was amusingherself with eleven friends. All twelve girls wore thesame clothes, and were as like each other as two peas. What bad luck ! thought the youth. Even suppos-ing that I managed to find my way here again, I dont seehow I could ever tell which was the princess. And he stared hard at the princess as she clapped herhands with joy and ran up to them, crying, Oh, do letus keep that delicious beast for to-night; it will makesuch a ni

. The pink fairy book. rything, and marked that there were in all sevendoors. After they had all been unlocked the kingentered a lovely hall, where the princess was amusingherself with eleven friends. All twelve girls wore thesame clothes, and were as like each other as two peas. What bad luck ! thought the youth. Even suppos-ing that I managed to find my way here again, I dont seehow I could ever tell which was the princess. And he stared hard at the princess as she clapped herhands with joy and ran up to them, crying, Oh, do letus keep that delicious beast for to-night; it will makesuch a ni Stock Photo
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. The pink fairy book. rything, and marked that there were in all sevendoors. After they had all been unlocked the kingentered a lovely hall, where the princess was amusingherself with eleven friends. All twelve girls wore thesame clothes, and were as like each other as two peas. What bad luck ! thought the youth. Even suppos-ing that I managed to find my way here again, I dont seehow I could ever tell which was the princess. And he stared hard at the princess as she clapped herhands with joy and ran up to them, crying, Oh, do letus keep that delicious beast for to-night; it will makesuch a nice plaything. The king did not stay long, and when he left hehanded over the lion to the maidens, who amused them-selves with it for some time, till they got sleepy, andthought it was time to go to bed. But the princess tookthe lion into her own room and laid it on the floor. She was just beginning to doze when she heard avoice quite close to her, which made her jump. Olovely princess, if you only knew what I have gone. 228 THE GOLDEN LION tlirough to find you! The princess jumped out of bedscreaming, The lion! the lion ! but her friends thoughtit was a nightmare, and did not trouble themselves to getup. O lovely princess! continued the voice, fearnothing! I am the son of a rich merchant, and desireabove all things to have you for my wife. And in orderto get to you I have hidden myself in this golden lion. What use is that? she asked. For if you cannotpick me out from among my companions you will stilllose your head. I look to you to help me, he said. * I have done somuch for you that you might do this one thing for me. Then listen to me. On the eighth day I will tie awhite sash round my waist, and by that you will know me. The next morning the king came very early to fetchthe lion, as the old woman was already at the palaceasking for it. When they were safe from view she letthe young man out, and he returned to the king and toldhim that he wished to find the princess. Very goo

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