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  • The girl could scarcely believe her ears, but the princess was already unfastening her beautiful silk dress, and taking off her silk stockings and pretty red shoes; and the goose-girl lost no time in slipping out of her rough linen skirt and tunic.

    The Olive Fairy Book

  • By — and — by, with a great effort, she recovered herself and said to the goose-girl:

    The Olive Fairy Book

  • The old King bade him go and drive forth his flock as usual next day; and when morning came he himself took up his position behind the dark gate, and heard how the goose-girl greeted Falada.

    The Blue Fairy Book

  • In the evening when the goose-girl came home he called her aside, and asked her why she behaved as she did.

    The Blue Fairy Book

  • He soon saw with his own eyes how the goose-boy and the goose-girl looked after the geese, and how after a time the maiden sat down and loosed her hair, that glittered like gold, and repeated:

    The Blue Fairy Book

  • The aged King summoned his son, and revealed to him that he had got the false bride who was only a waiting-maid, but that the true one was standing there, as the sometime goose-girl.

    Household Tales

  • She had no stick in her hand, but yet he could see that it was the goose-girl, whom he had seen before in the house of the old woman.

    Household Tales

  • There he soon saw with his own eyes the goose-girl and the goose-boy bringing their flock, and how after a while she sat down and unplaited her hair, which shone with radiance.

    Household Tales

  • Then, quite unseen, he went away, and when the goose-girl came home in the evening, he called her aside, and asked why she did all these things.

    Household Tales

  • Having thus changed her appearance, she went about offering herself as a goose-girl or shepherdess.

    The Green Fairy Book

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