The Water-Lily and Other Fairy Tales by Andrew Lang
Once upon a time, in a large forest, there lived an old woman and three maidens. They were all three beautiful, but the youngest was the fairest. Their hut was quite hidden by trees, and none saw their beauty but the sun by day, and the moon by night, and the eyes of the stars. The old woman kept the girls hard at work, from morning till night, spinning gold flax into yarn, and when one distaff was empty another was given them, so they had no rest…
Andrew Lang was a Scots poet, novelist, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him.
The Water-Lily and Other Fairy Tales by Andrew Lang, ISBN: 9781910343623, Sovereign, 300 pp.
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