The Blue Rose Fairy Book by Maurice Baring is today’s free eBook of the Day.
Originally published in 1911, this collection of short fairy tales with illustrations is a fun read for all ages. Here is an excerpt: “Once upon a time there lived a King and a Queen who had one daughter called Rainbow. When she was christened, the people of the city were gathered together outside the cathedral, and amongst them was an old gipsy woman. The gipsy wanted to go inside the cathedral, but the Beadle would not let her, because he said there was no room. When the ceremony was over, and the King and Queen walked out, followed by the Head Nurse who carried the baby, the gipsy called out to them: ‘Your daughter will be very beautiful, and as happy as the day is long, until she sees the Spring!’ And then she disappeared in the crowd.”
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