Title: The king of Gee-Whiz
Year: 1906 (1900s)
Authors: Hough, Emerson, 1857-1923 Nesbit, Wilbur D. (Wilbur Dick), 1871-1927 Cesare, Oscar Edward, 1885-1948
Publisher: Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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as she arose and started out fromthe Candy Mans place. I should above all things like to see the place wherethe Fairies find all the gold, said Zuzu. Very well, said the Queen, we will go to-morrow,and I will show you where all the gold comes from; butnow let us go back to the palace, and go to sleep for thenight. As she spoke, she again touched a little bell, and soonthere came a little Fairy, smiling and bowing before her. Dimi, said the Queen, please to have the windchanged so that it shall blow back toward the city,instead of in this direction. We must be going home 161 THE KING OF GEE-WHIZ now, and I do not wish my oarsmen to become at allweary. Dimi bowed and smiled, with his hands spread wideapart, and as the Twins and the Fairy Queen now walkeddown toward the Fairy-boat, to their great surprise Luluand Zuzu saw that the wind was beginning to blow gentlyand softly in the opposite direction. Soon they weregliding silently and steadily over the crystal waves ofthe Fairy sea. 162
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V CHAPTER XXVII THE VALLEY OF GOLD That night Zuzu and Lulu slept in golden beds withsilken curtains, with pillows made of thistle-down, verylight and soft. Naturally they slept very soundly, soit was morning almost before they knew it. When theyarose they saw standing near by golden basins filledwith clear shining water, and after they were bathedand dressed they saw standing near a little Fairywith a dainty breakfast-tray. They ate heartily, andpresently hastened away to see the good Queen Zulenaand to remind her of her promise to show them theValley of Gold. 163 THE KING OF GEE-WHIZ Come then, my dears, said the Queen, bring withyou the Enchanted Banjo and we will take the Bumble-bee Express, and travel beyond the forest, toward yondermountains. In a few minutes they heard the tinkle of the goldenharness and the stamp of the bumblebees on the pave-ment, eager to be off. Then, taking their seats as before,off they went through the air, flying as straight and fastas the strongest bum
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