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Margarete Münsterberg, ed., trans.  A Harvest of German Verse.  1916.
Fairy Tale
By Börries Freiherr von Münchhausen (1874–1945)
RADIANT eyes and cheeks glowing bright,
In the sofa corners, one left and one right.
And tightly clenched each little hand.
“So the king’s son left the forest-land
With the princess, glad his way to wend,        5
And now the story is at an end!”
Two mournful sighs. Each mouth small and red
Is closed a while in silence dead;
Two sentimental voices then:
“Again, Papa, please, please, again!”        10

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