Poor Beast or Handsome Prince?

Illustration from Beauty and the Beast.  Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know.  Edited by Hamilton Wright Mabie  Illustrated and Decorated by:  Mary Hamilton Fry.  George Sully & Company:  New York.  1915.

“She saw at her feet, instead of the poor beast, a handsome prince.”

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (From the French tale by Madame Gabrielle de Villeneuve)

Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know

Edited by:  Hamilton Wright Mabie.

Illustrated and Decorated by:  Mary Hamilton Fry.

George Sully & Company:  New York.  1915.

Poor Beast Shall Die Of Grief!

Illustration: Beauty and the Beast from the book Once Upon a Time
“Your Poor Beast Shall Die of Grief.”
Beauty And The Beast
Once Upon a Time – A Book of Old-Time Fairy Tales.
Edited, With Introduction by Katharine Lee Bates.
Illustrated by Margaret Evans Price.
Rand McNally & Company: Chicago and New York. 1921.

“I would rather die myself, dear Beauty,” replied the Beast, “than to make you unhappy. You may go to your father, and your poor Beast shall die of grief.”