A Fairy Tale from the Clock: the Princess Aslauga

A Fairy Tale from the Clock: the Princess Aslauga

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David L Major By davidmajor Updated Jul 21, 2012

There was once a girl-excuse me, a young woman, you decide-who on account of having no excuse at all for an episode of bad behavior, bad language, and bad attitude, was sent to her room. Not straight to her room, which is to say, without dinner, because none of the behavior, language, or attitude were irredeemably atrocious or outrageous-but the whole package, considered together, was of the type about which grown-ups eventually, and quite rightfully, come to the conclusion that they have just had enough.

And this was behavior which really could not be ignored; there would be a cleaning bill to countenance, and apologies to make, and eyes to roll during the retelling, and so the girl was given over to the servants and, before the jugglers and the clowns and the singers, and even the dancing Syrians, had begun, before in fact, any of the King's birthday celebrations had begun-as soon as the fruit pureed with ice from the peaks of the Urals and dusted with honeyed pollen brushed from th...

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