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The Frog Princess RetoldVanessa slapped him so hard that he rocked back on his heels. It felt too good for her not to smirk. Not only was she impressed with her own strength, but the look of absolute shock on his face was priceless. The last thing she saw before turning on her heel was her bright red hand print on his cheek which she hoped would at least bruise for several days.
Her shoes made sharp echoes around the cavernous room as she flounced her way along the stone floors, making for the nearest exit. She only wished there were more beings around to witness this moment. It was by far the grandest exit she'd made since tadpole school! Don't trip, don't trip, don't trip... she was telling herself as she rounded the corner and smacked straight into her sister, which of course sent her sprawling.
"Stop laughing! You just ruined the most perfect exit I've ever made!"
Through her stifled and somewhat croaky giggles, her sister had the good sense to look abashed as she bent down to help Vanessa regain some sor
The Parlour IncidentOne day in July, I believe it was, I found myself sitting with several acquaintances in Christopher's parlour. It was one of those deliciously lazy afternoons which only the summer in her full glory can bring. The room had a wan, listless light to it, relaxing the other guests and myself as we languidly chatted over tea and crumpets. The air was also sluggishly heavy, dulling the senses to a slowly-blended calm engendered by the heat of St. Othniel's southerly climate.
At length, after much stimulating conversation, Christopher stood, producing a book of sheet music.
"What do you all say to a bit of music?" he asked.
"Certainly," I answered.
"Oh yes, please do darling!" Tabitha exclaimed, "he's quite the maestro."
Christopher laughed, shaking his head.
"Now, now love, I'd not go that far."
He strode over to the piano as the other guests urged him on. Ida entered the room bearing a merrily steaming teapot and more crumpets.
"More tea sirs?" she inquired, shooting sideways glances at her
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