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The Princess Idleways A Fairy Story, authored by Mrs. W. J. Hayes, is a whimsical and enchanting tale that sweeps readers into a magical world where dreams come true and characters learn valuable life lessons.

Set in a faraway kingdom, the story revolves around Princess Idleways, a young royal who possesses an irresistible allure that captivates everyone she encounters. However, despite her charm and beauty, the princess is notorious for being indolent and unmotivated, showing little interest in fulfilling her royal duties or pursuing any form of personal growth.

The narrative takes an unexpected turn when Princess Idleways discovers a hidden realm inhabited by mystical creatures and fairies. It is here that she encounters Fairy Whisperwing, a wise and enchanting spirit who imparts her wisdom onto the princess. With the help of Fairy Whisperwing, Princess Idleways embarks on a transformative journey, exploring the depths of her character and discovering her true potential.

Mrs. W. J. Hayes weaves together an enchanting storyline that effortlessly blends fantasy with important life lessons. Through Princess Idleways' journey, readers are reminded of the significance of determination, perseverance, and personal growth. The author skillfully presents the princess's transformation in a way that is relatable and inspiring, making her character development both believable and engaging.

One of the notable strengths of the book lies in its delightful prose. Mrs. W. J. Hayes' writing style is lyrical and fluid, painting vivid imagery that transports readers into the enchanting world she has created. The vivid descriptions of the magical realm, the charming interactions between characters, and the whimsical adventures all contribute to a reading experience that is both delightful and captivating.

Moreover, within the pages of this fairy story, the author addresses overarching themes of responsibility, duty, and the power of self-discovery. By juxtaposing Princess Idleways' initial laziness with her eventual growth and transformation, Mrs. W. J. Hayes imparts valuable life lessons without being overly didactic. The story serves as a gentle reminder that personal growth requires courage and determination, ultimately revealing the rewards of stepping out of one's comfort zone.

In conclusion, The Princess Idleways A Fairy Story is a delightful read that seamlessly combines fantasy with insightful life lessons. Mrs. W. J. Hayes' captivating storytelling, relatable characters, and vivid prose make for an engaging and enchanting reading experience. This book is perfect for readers of all ages who enjoy tales of personal growth, magical realms, and the enduring power of self-discovery.

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The Princess Idleways





Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1879, by HARPER & BROTHERS, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.


You must not suppose that the Princess Idleways was a great, grand woman, for she was not: she was only a little lovely girl named Laura. To be sure, she was of high birth; that is to say, her father and grandfather and great grandfather, as well as all the fine lady grandmothers, were people who, not obliged to labor for themselves or others, having always had more time and wealth and pleasure than they knew what to do with, were something like the beautiful roses which grow more and more beautiful with planting and transplanting, and shielding from too hot a sun or too sharp a wind; but, for all that, roses, as you know, have thorns.

Little Laura Idleways was as bright and bewitching in appearance as any rosebud, but she had a few thorns which could prick. She lived in a great castle high up in the mountains, from the windows of which she could see hill after hill stretching far away up to the clouds, and eagles flapping their great wings over deep ravines, down which tumbled foaming cascades... Continue reading book >>

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