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RANI 208 XXVIII. THE CLEVER WIFE 216 XXIX. RAJA HARICHAND'S PUNISHMENT XXX. THE .... KING'S SON AND THE WAZIR'S DAUGHTER . NOTES GLOSSARY LIST OF BOOKS REFERRED TO INDEX 224 234 237 .... 295 297 299 INDIAN FAIRY TALES. i. PHtJLMATI RANt were once a Raja and a Rani who had an only daughter called the Phulmati Rani, or the She was so beautiful that if Pink-rose Queen. )HERE she went into a very dark room it was all lighted up by her On her head was the sun ; on her hands, moons ; beauty. and her face was covered with stars.
Then the flowers disappeared and two The Rdni looked out of large fruits came in their stead. her window " Oh, what delicious fruits I'll eat them all I won't give a bit to anybody, and I'll eat them myself. " She went down to the garden, but they flew high up into the sky, and then they came ! : down again. So this went on, day after day, until she got so cross she ordered the tree to be cut down. But it was of no use. The tree was cut down, but the fruits flew high up into the sky, and in the night the tree grew up again and the fruits came back again to it.