marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
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new fairy tales

But the three hundred and sixty-five authors who try to write new fairy tales are very tiresome. They always begin with a little boy or girl who goes out and meets the fairies of polyanthuses and gardenias and apple blossoms: 'Flowers and fruits, and other winged things.' These fairies try to be funny, and fail; or they try to preach, and succeed.

Andrew Lang, The Lilac Fairy Book
Tags: fairy tales, snippets
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