Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The White Cat

➔   La Chatte Blanche
Contes Nouveaux ou Les Fées à la Mode (New Tales, or Fairies in Fashion) 1698
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 Once upon a time there was a king who had three brave and handsome sons. He feared they might be seized with the desire of reigning before his death. Certain rumours were abroad that they were trying to gain adherents to assist them in depriving him of his kingdom. The king was old, but as vigorous in mind as ever, and had no desire to yield them a position he filled so worthily. He thought, therefore, the best way of living in peace was to divert them by promises he could always escape fulfilling... 
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