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The duchess told the duke what had happened, and he was much amused by it; and she, in pursuance of her design of making merry and diverting herself with Don Quixote, despatched the page who had played the part of Dulcinea in the negotiations for her disenchantment (which Sancho Panza in the cares of government had forgotten all about) to Teresa Panza his wife with her husband's letter and another from herself, and also a great string of fine coral beads as a present.
Now the history says this page was very sharp and quick-witted; and eager to serve his lord and lady he set off very willingly for Sancho's village.
"Well then, miss," said the page, "come and show me where your mother is, for I bring her a letter and a present from your father."
Some of the less important dailies give one a tablespoonful of a continued story every day; it is strung across the bottom of the page, in the French fashion.
The entire paper, opened out, is not quite as large as a single page of the New York HERALD.
Then a handsome little page sprang gleefully from the covert and ran toward the dying animal.
"I have as much right to shoot them as the King himself," answered the page haughtily.
Turning to the second page of the Trial, I found a Note, assuring the reader of the absolute correctness of the Report of the Proceedings.
The less there is of that false and hateful Indictment on this page, the better and truer the page will look, to my eyes.
'Principles of Composition and Literature,' Part II, pages 204 ff.
Bunyan and 'Pilgrim's Progress.' Above, pages 171-174.
I have to thank these pages for awakening the finest sensibilities in my nature--nothing more.