The Golden Key

“You must not mind my asking you questions, for you may ask me the same questions, every one of them, and any others that you like. How old are you?”

“Ten,” answered Tangle.

“You don’t look like it,” said the lady.

“How old are you, please?” returned Tangle.

“Thousands of years old,” answered the lady.

“You don’t look like it,” said Tangle.

“Don’t I? I think I do. Don’t you see how beautiful I am?”

–George MacDonald, The Golden Key



  1. Margaret wrote:

    ah! I am re-reading The Princess and Curdie now. 🙂 love the new diggs.

    • renidemus wrote:

      Love that one! I love the way MacDonald portrays the wise old women in his books.. Such goodness!

      Glad you like the site! Taylor helped me tweak it to the what I wanted 🙂

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