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Yellow-Cap and Other Fairy-Stories For Children   By: (1846-1934)

Yellow-Cap and Other Fairy-Stories For Children by Julian Hawthorne

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YELLOW CAP AND OTHER FAIRY TALES

BY

JULIAN HAWTHORNE

YELLOW CAP &c.

LONDON: PRINTED BY SPOTTISWOODE AND CO., NEW STREET SQUARE AND PARLIAMENT STREET

YELLOW CAP AND OTHER FAIRY STORIES FOR CHILDREN

BY JULIAN HAWTHORNE

LONDON LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO. 1880

All rights reserved

CONTENTS.

YELLOW CAP.

CHAPTER PAGE I. AN APPANAGE OF ROYALTY 3 II. THE GOLDEN PLEDGE 11 III. THE GOLDEN DWARF 23 IV. THE TALISMAN 35 V. THE KING'S FAVOUR 43 VI. DONKEY BACK 51 VII. THE DARK PASSAGE 57 VIII. THE MAGIC EYE 65 IX. ON THE STAGE 83 X. AN ABSOLUTE MONARCH 102 XI. THE GRAND TRANSFORMATION SCENE 113

RUMPTY DUDGET.

I. THE PALACE AND THE TOWER 129 II. THE AUNT, THE CAT, AND THE DWARF 134 III. THE WAYS OF THE WIND 145 IV. NO TIME TO BE LOST 154 V. THE QUEEN OF THE AIR 161 VI. THE KING OF THE GNOMES 170 VII. THE ENCHANTED FIRE 179 VIII. THE GOLDEN IVY 186

CALLADON.

I. ABRACADABRA 197 II. THE LAW OF THE LAMP 204 III. CALLIA AND THE MIRROR 209 IV. THE OUTER ROOMS 214 V. REGENERATION 224

THEEDA.

I. THE BOOK AND THE VASE 237 II. OSCAR INSIDE OUT 243 III. THE PEARL SHELL'S GIFT 250 IV. THE CRAB 260 V. A STRANGER 267 VI. THE SECRET OF THE WAVES 279

YELLOW CAP.

CHAPTER I.

AN APPANAGE OF ROYALTY.

A good many years ago before Julius C├Žsar landed at Dover, in fact, and while the architect's plans for Stonehenge were still under consideration England was inhabited by a civilised and prosperous people, who did not care about travelling, and who were renowned for their affability to strangers. The climate was warm and equable; there were no fogs, no smoke, no railways, and no politics. The Government was an absolute monarchy; one king, who was by birth and descent an Englishman, lived in London all the year round; and as for London, it was the cleanest, airiest, and most beautiful city in the whole world.

A few miles outside of the city walls lay a small village called Honeymead. It had some fifteen or twenty thatched cottages, each with its vegetable garden and its beehives, its hencoop and its cowshed. Around this village fertile meadows spread down to the river banks, bringing forth plenteous crops for the support of the honest and thrifty husbandmen who tilled them. There was only one public house in the place, and the only drink to be had there was milk. A case of drunkenness was, consequently, seldom heard of; though, on the other hand, women, girls, and even small children might be seen lingering about the place as well as men.

This public house was called the Brindled Cow, and it was kept by a young woman whose name was Rosamund... Continue reading book >>




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