head a full two yards high and on each side of her stood her guards and

Head a full two yards high and on each side of her

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head a full two yards high; and on each side of her stood her guards and attendants in a row, each one smaller than the other - from the tallest giant down to a little dwarf no bigger than my finger. Before her stood princes, dukes, and earls. The fisherman went up to her and said, "Wife, are you emperor?" "Yes, I am emperor." she replied. "Ah!" Said the man, as he gazed upon her. "What a fine thing it is to be emperor! Well, wife, it is a grand thing to be emperor; and now you must be lucky, for you can be nothing greater." "I will think about that," said the wife. Then they went to bed, but Dame Isabell could not sleep all night for thinking what she should be next. At last, as she was falling asleep, morning broke, and the sun rose. As she woke up and looked at it through the window, she thought, "I cannot prevent the sun rising." At this thought she was very angry, and wakened her husband, and said, "Husband, go to the fish and tell him I must be lord of the sun and moon."
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The fisherman was half asleep, but the thought frightened him so much that he started and fell out of bed. “Can you be happy with being emperor?" "No, I am very uneasy as long as the sun and moon rise without my permission. Go to the fish at once!" she demanded. Then the man went shivering with fear, and as he was going down to the shore a dreadful storm arose, so that the trees and the very rocks shook. All the heavens became black with stormy clouds, and the lightning played, and the thunder rolled. You might have seen in the sea great black waves, swelling up like mountains with crowns of white foam upon their heads. The fisherman crept towards the sea, and cried out for the fish. "What does she want now?" Said the fish. "Ah! She wants to be lord of the sun and moon." he replied. "Go home. She is lord of the sun and moon already." said the fish. He went home and instead of finding his wife as the lord of the moon and sun, like the fish had promised, he found his wife sitting outside of the pigsty.
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