2 januari 2012

~Vintage Books..

andrew lang.
I see you have got this on the brain.
Well, I will let you into the secret.
My right eye laughs when I look at my three sons,
and see how strong and handsome you all are,
and the other eye weeps because I fear that after

I die you will not be able to keep the empire together,
and to protect it from its enemies.
But if you can bring me water from the spring of the
Fairy of the Dawn, to bathe my eyes,
then they will laugh for evermore; for I shall know that
my sons are brave enough to overcome any foe.

The Fairy of the Dawn

Andrew Lang, The Violet Fairy Book

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Hermes zei

Great book, I've had them all at one time or another.