The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Twilight Land by Howard Pyle:|
hear those words as any she had ever listened to in all of her
"You shall," said the king, "be married to-morrow."
"Very well," said the soldier. "Only give me a plot of ground to
build a palace upon that shall be fit for the wife of the King of
the Wind to live in."
"You shall have it," said the king," and it shall be the great
parade ground back of the palace, which is so wide and long that
all my army can march round and round in it without getting into
its own way; and that ought to be big enough."
"Yes," said the soldier, "it is." Thereupon he put on his feather