"What! No Children?" is the first chapter of this audiobook fairytale "The Light Princess". Listen now as this chapter sets the scene, introducing a king and queen and the king's frustration over not having children yet. The queen reassures him to be patient, and that they will come in due time.
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Author: George MacDonald
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"What! No Children?" is the first chapter of this audiobook fairytale "The Light Princess". Listen now as this chapter sets the scene, introducing a king and queen and the king's frustration over not having children yet. He asks the queen why she has not had any daughters at least, because he feels asking for sons would be too much. The king was not an ill-tempered man, but the subject of children was one he become very sensitive over. Thinking he is joking at first, the queen reassures him to be patient, and that children will come in due time.
This is a liberal box recording. All liberal box recordings are in the public domain. For information or to volunteer, please visit liberal box dot org's This reading by Fox in the stars of shining half dot com. The Light Princess By George MacDonald. Chapter one What No Children. Once upon a time so long ago that I have quite forgotten the date there lived a king and queen who had no Children. And the king said to himself, All the queens of my acquaintance have Children some three, some seven and some as many as 12. And my queen has not won. I feel really used. So he made up his mind to be cross with his wife about it, but she bore it all like a good patient, clean as she Waas. Then the king grew very cross indeed, but the queen pretended to take it all is a joke and a very good one, too. Why don't you have any daughters? At least, said he? I don't say sons. That might be too much to expect. I am sure, dear King, that I am very sorry, said the queen. So you ought to be retorted the king you are not going to make a virtue of that surely. But he was not an ill tempered king and in any matter of less moment would have let the queen have her own way with all his heart. This, however, was an affair of state. The green smiled. You must have patience with the lady. You know, Dear King said she she was indeed a very nice queen and heartily sorry that she could not oblige the king immediately. End of Chapter one, Recorded March 21st, 2006.