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Identifier: olivefairybook00lang Title: The olive fairy book Year: 1907 (1900s) Authors: Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912 Ford, H. J. (Henry Justice), 1860-1941, ill Subjects: Fairy tales Folklore Publisher: London New York : Longmans, Green Contributing Library: New York Public Library Digitizing Sponsor: MSN View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: princess stood firm, and,when the leading snake was within a few feet of her, shecried : Oh, Queen of Snakes, Queen of Snakes, give meback my husband! Then all the rustling, writhingcrowd of snakes seemed to whisper to one another Herhusband? her husband? But the queen of snakesmoved on until her head was almost in the princesssface, and her little eyes seemed to flash fire. And stillthe princess stood in the doorway and never moved, butcried again : Oh, Queen of Snakes, Queen of Snakes, giveme back my husband! Then the queen of snakesreplied : To-morrow you shall have him—to-morrow ! When she heard these words and knew that she hadconquered, the princess staggered from the door, andsank upon her bed and fainted. As in a dream, she sawthat her room was full of snakes, all jostling and squabblingover the bo\vls of milk until it was finished. And thenthey went away. In the morning the princess was up early, and tookoff the mourning dress wThich she had worn for five GIVE, ne. BACK. MY Text Appearing After Image: THE SNAKE PRINCE 255 whole years, and put on gay and beautiful clothes. Andshe swept the house and cleaned it, and adorned itwith garlands and nosegays of sweet flowers and ferns,and prepared it as though she were making ready for herwedding. And when night fell she lit up the woods andgardens with lanterns, and spread a table as for a feast,and lit in the house a thousand wax candles. Then shewaited for her husband, not knowing in what shape hewould appear. And at midnight there came striding fromthe river the prince, laughing, but with tears in his eyes ;and she ran to meet him, and threw herself into his arms,crying and laughing too. So the prince came home ; and the next day they twowent back to the palace, and the old king wept with joyto see them. And the bells, so long silent, were seta-ringing again, and the guns firing, and the trumpetsblaring, and there was fresh feasting and rejoicing. And the old woman who had been the princes nursebecame nurse to the princes children—at Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.

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