He fell in love as diamonds, pearls and flowers slipped from her lips.

Illustration: "TOADS AND DIAMONDS."  ONCE UPON A TIME - A BOOK OF OLD-TIME FAIRY TALES.  Edited by Katharine Lee Bates.  Illustrated by Margaret Evans Price.

“TOADS AND DIAMONDS”

“Oh, sir,” replied the girl, “my mother has turned me out of doors.”

The Prince was amazed when he saw five pearls and diamonds fall shining from her mouth. “What does this mean?” he cried. “Tell me all that has happened.”

So with all manner of flowers and jewels slipping from her lips as she talked, she told him the whole story, and he fell in love with her while she was telling it.

ONCE UPON A TIME – A BOOK OF OLD-TIME FAIRY TALES.

Edited by Katharine Lee Bates.

Illustrated by Margaret Evans Price.

Rand McNally & Company: Chicago & New York. 1921.