Charming

At the first light of dawn, I set out to see the princess Goldilocks. I am sure that I can persuade her to marry the king. I ride alone, thinking of nothing but what might inspire her. Whenever I have a happy thought, I dismount, sit under a tree, and write it in the book that I carry in my pocket.

All these happy thoughts will go into my speech!

Charming, in The Story of Goldilocks, Blue Fairy Book. Painting by Albert Ranney Chewett.

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