Title: The Magic Fishbone; A Holiday Romance from the Pen of Miss Alice Rainbird, Aged 7
Author: Charles Dickens (1867)
Illustrator: S. Beatrice Pearse
Publisher : Project Gutenberg (ebook)
Release Date: November 5, 2007 [eBook #23344]
Once, there was a King and a Queen who had nineteen children. The eldest, Alicia took care them all. One day, the Queen asked the King to bring a fish when he got home from his office. Then he met Good Fairy Granmarina that told him to give the Princess some of the salmon, then he should tell her to polish the fish-bone, till it shines like mother-of-pearl, and to take care of it as a present from the fairy.
“Is that all?” asked the King.
“Don’t be impatient, sir,” returned the Fairy Grandmarina, scolding him severely. “Don’t catch people short, before they have done speaking. Just the way with you grown-up persons. You…
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