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By William Elliot Griffis

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This the story teller heard afterwards, when a fairy maiden let out the secret of this, one of the proceedings of the Congress, after they had gone into executive session! She just couldn't keep a secret, that's all! BELGIAN FAIRY TALES 43 And why do we not report especially more of what was said and done behind the closed doors, or tell about the social side of the ConOr why does he not gress," does any one ask. tell more about the amusements, the receptions, and the fine clothes of the prettiest fairies?

Her a father and mother, dying when she her in the care of a count, little child, left was who was to be her guardian. This nobleman was a selfish villain, and hoped to get her lands and estate. So he shut her up as a prisoner in the castle. If any knight should fight and overcome him, the princess would be delivered; but, as the wicked count was a man of gigantic strength and skilled in war, no one had ever attempted to meet him in battle. The Princess Elsje was very lovely in character. In her captivity she was kind to the birds 17 BELGIAN FAIRY TALES i8 and all the winged creatures, being especially fond of seven swans, which she fed every day.

There was a table spread with plenty of good The king sat down and the damthings to eat. sel herself waited upon him while he enjoyed the meal. But all the time, the king did not like her BELGIAN FAIRY TALES 20 looks, any more than at the first. At times he shuddered, for fear she might be some evil creature in lovely human form. However, he had woman to marry her daughter was now death to refuse. So he took the beautiful girl on his steed and rode straight to his castle, for the horse seemed to know the right promised the old and it way.

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