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AS TOLD BY AUNT GERTJE
After traveling very near the tops
of strange houses and very close to
the boughs of trees, the FLYING
TRUNK landed, safely, in a country
The merchant's son was awfully
surprised to find himself on land
again. But he was so pleased with
his trunk that he went right away
and hid it under dried leaves in the
forest, so that no one would take it
Then, dusting his carpet slippers and
shaking out his dressing gown, he
started to walk to. the nearby town.
And what do you suppose why,
everyone in the streets of that town
wore dressing gowns and slippers,
too. Wasn't that queer?
Up at the end of the main street
the merchant's son could see a big
"Who lives there?" he asked of the
first person he met.
"Why, that is where the king and
queen live," he was told.
Then he learned that the king and
queen had a beautiful daughter
whom they would never let anyone
"Ill see that princess," thought the
merchant's son. "I'll fly up to the
roof of the castle in my good Flying
Trunk. That's the way I'll do it"
He went back to the wood; got
his trunk, pressed the lock, after he
had climbed in, and flew away to the
castle. He found the beautiful prin
cess asleep on a couch. He waked
her and told her he was a Turkish
prophet He told her what lovely
eyes she had, what pearly teeth she
had and what beautiful hands she
She liked to hear all these nice
things about herself and so she
smiled on the merchant's son. Afteri
he had talked with he? for quite art
time, he told her he would like toll
marry her. She thought it would be 3
very wonderful to marry a prophet
so she said "Yes."
"But you must come and see my3
father and mother, and get them to
say yes, too," she told him.
"All right," replied the merchant's
son. "I will do that, surely."
"Now, my prophet, I wfll tell you
a little secret that may help you win
my hand," whispered the princess.
"My father and mother dearly like
to hear good stofies. You think up
a good one and come and tell it
to them. If they like it they will like
The merchant's son said he would
do as she suggested. So he climbed
back into his trunk and flew away
to prepare the story and to plan for
his visit to the king and queen on the
following Saturday. .
(To be Continued.)
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