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.
“They rode away to his castle, the fawn following by their side.”
The king placed the maiden before him on his horse and rode away to his castle, the fawn following by their side. Soon after their marriage was celebrated with great splendour, and the fawn was taken the greatest care of, and played where he pleased or roamed about the castle grounds in happiness and safety.
In the meantime the wicked stepmother, who had caused these two young people such misery, supposed that the sister had been devoured by wild beasts and the fawn had been hunted to death. Therefore when she heard of their happiness, such envy and malice arose in her heart that she could find no rest till she had tried to destroy it.
THE ENCHANTED STAG (Grimm’s Fairy Tales).
Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know
Edited by Hamilton Wright Mabie
Illustrated by Mary Hamilton Fry
George Sully & Company: New York. 1915.