The Yellow Fairy Book Quotes.

1. "Again, if there are really no fairies, why do people believe in them, all over the world? The ancient Greeks believed, so did the old Egyptians, and the Hindoos, and the Red Indians, and is it likely, if there are no fairies, that so many different peoples would have seen and heard them?"
- Andrew Lang, The Yellow Fairy Book

2. "Letters from the first were planned to guide us into Fairy Land."
- Andrew Lang, The Yellow Fairy Book

3. "The Hunter then looked about him, saying, 'If only I had something to eat! I am so hungry, and it will go badly with me in the future, for I see here not an apple or pear or fruit of any kind—nothing but vegetables everywhere.' At last he thought, 'At a pinch I can eat a salad; it does not taste particularly nice, but it will refresh me.' So he looked about for a good head and ate it, but no sooner had he swallowed a couple of mouthfuls than he felt very strange, and found himself wonderfully changed. Four legs began to grow on him, a thick head, and two long ears, and he saw with horror that he had changed into a donkey. But as he was still very hungry and this juicy salad tasted very good to his present nature, he went on eating with a still greater appetite. At last he got hold of another kind of cabbage, but scarcely had swallowed it when he felt another change, and he once more regained his human form."
- Andrew Lang, The Yellow Fairy Book

4. "OLD FRIENDS. Fcp. 8vo. 2s. 6d. net.  "
- Andrew Lang, The Yellow Fairy Book

5. "Nothing tastes better than what one eats by oneself."
- Andrew Lang, The Yellow Fairy Book

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