Category: Portugal

THE PRINCE WHO WANTED TO SEE THE WORLD (The Violet Fairy Book, 1889) by ANDREW LANG

There was once a king who had only one son, and this young man tormented his father from morning till night to allow him to travel in far countries. For a long time the king refused to give him leave; but at last, wearied out, he granted permission, and ordered his treasurer to produce a large sum of money for the prince’s expenses. The youth was overjoyed at the thought that he was really going to see the world, and after tenderly embracing his father he set forth. He rode on for some weeks without meeting with any adventures; but...