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A Double Story

Auhtor: George Macdonald

Language: english
Published: 1875

Genres:

young readers,  audiobook
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Review by O. Brown, October 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Double Story':

A sulky princess and the parents who have spoiled her have some surprises in store when a wise woman with a touch of magic kidnaps the princess.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Double Story':


... without a moment to say, How do you do.-there (would you believe it.) while the same cloud that was dropping down golden rain all about the queen's ...
... too.. What. stammered the king. Haven't we given her every mortal thing she wanted.. Surely, said the wise woman: what else could have all ...
... All the lonesome while. Oh the mile after mile, And never a stile. And never a tree or a stone. She has not a tear: Afar and anear It is all so drear, ...
... little satisfaction as she shut the door, and looked around her. And what with the sufferings and terrors she had left outside, the new kind of tears ...
... till I come back, continued the wise woman, or you will grievously repent it. Remember what you have already gone through to reach it. Dangers lie ...
... cottage she had left full of the signs of her shame. When she entered, she saw the wise woman on her knees, building up the fire with fir-cones. Already ...
... every thing she could think of. Now surely she must find some food in the hole. When this time also there was nothing, she began once more to ...
... The hill with the sheep was before her, and she set out at once to reach it. Now, if I am asked how this could be, I can only answer, that it was a ...
... in the wise woman's plan for the curing of her. On and on she carried her without a word. She knew that if she set her down she would never run after ...
... any one conceited who only does it sometimes. Those who do it always would as soon think of being conceited of eating their dinner as of doing their ...
... the palace picture, during which her ambitious pride rose and rose, she turned yet again in condescending mood, and honored the home picture with one ...
... threshold than the shepherdess said to the dog, Watch her and out shot Prince. The moment she saw him, Rosamond threw herself on her face, trembling ...
... throat if he had seen her in such a passion. The memory calmed her, and she rose and went home. There, perhaps, she would find Prince, for surely he ...
... eyes upon.. What was she like. asked Agnes. She was about your size, and quite as ugly, only not in the same way for she had red cheeks, and ...
... gave up the attempt to escape the meshes of the watery , stood still, and began to cry bitterly, despairingly. She saw now that her unreasonable anger ...
... her toys to her nurse. The wise woman has done me so much good already. I will go and see mamma at once, and tell her I am very glad to be at home ...
... As to the butterflies, words would but wrong them if they tried to tell how gorgeous they were. The princess's delight was so great that she neither ...
... fancied it grew larger. Touch it again, said the child. It opened and grew until it was as large as a narcissus, and changed and deepened ...
... were they gone, however, before the wise woman walked up, with Prince behind her, peeped into the cottage, locked the door, put the key in her pocket, ...
... once half way, then drew themselves up, stared, and began to grow angry again, but durst not go farther. The wise woman was coming slowly up through ...