The place was full of lovely floating bubbles, which gave to the room the strange wonderful brightness which it had.
. . . “They’re bubbles of happy laughter,” he said solemnly. “The little laughter bubbles the fairies give to all babies when they’re born, and keep on giving, giving, till the world won’t let the babies use them any more. Sometimes, very, very seldom, there are men and women who are still getting bubbles of happy laughter from the treasure house of Zur. They’re wonderful people to know, but they’re very scarce.”
The Magical House of Zur.
By Mary Dickerson Donahey.
Barse & Hopkins: New York. 1914.