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the king's daughter Quotes

Three of the best book quotes from the king's daughter
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“Don’t dare tell your father that drunkard freed you. Tell him I freed you myself, since I’m the captain of the ship and ordered him to rescue you.”
Italo Calvino
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Italian Folktales
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Samphire Starboard
the king's daughter
the captain (Italian Folktales)
characters
lies
rescues
drunk
orders
taking credit
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″‘I was kidnapped by a huge octopus, whose prisoner I now am,’ said the king’s daughter. ‘Flee before it returns. But note that for three hours a day it changes into a red mullet and can be caught. But you have to kill the mullet at once, or it will change into a sea gull and fly away.‘”
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″...the Women stirred the pots, and the Men went back to work, and the Sun rose in the East and set in the West; and the world forgot in less than no time everything that comes when the King’s Daughter cries for the Moon.”

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