December 27, 2011

I recently added this volume to my collection of Andrew Lang Fairy Books. I now own the blue, the green, the red, the pink, the yellow, the violet, the brown, and now the crimson. So far, ‘Little Wildrose’ is my favorite tale in this volume. Why? Because of the first sentence – Once upon a time the things in this story happened, and if they had not happened then the story would never have been told – and the last sentence – And in three days the wedding was celebrated, and the wedding feast was held, and everyone who saw the bride declared that if anybody wanted a perfect wife they must go to seek her on top of a tree.

Oh, and I like the sentences in between, too.

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