The Wonderful SheepOnce upon a time— in the days when the fairies lived— there was
a king who had three daughters, who were all young, and clever, and
beautiful; but the youngest of the three, who was called Miranda,
was the prettiest and the most beloved.
The King, her father, gave her more dresses and jewels in a
month than he gave the others in a year; but she was so generous
that she shared everything with her sisters, and they were all as
happy and as fond of one another as they could be.
Now, the King had some quarrelsome neighbors, who, tired of
leaving him in peace, began to make war upon him so fiercely that
he feared he would be altogether beaten if he did not make an
effort to defend himself. So he collected a great army and
set off to fight them, leaving the Prince