The Linnet's Wings The Winter´s Tale, Ravens and Robins - Page 48

The Winter´s Tale PS: Knocknarea, Co Sligo,MLF 2018 The slipper fitted. ‘I have found you,’ said the Prince. ‘You are the paragon of women. Your eyes are the deepest pools of sparkling mountain stream; your blushing cheeks are like the sunset, harbinger of summer days; your mouth is like a rose; your breasts…’ ‘Your Royal Highness,’ said the girl. ‘What’s your view of the role of women in the modern world?’ ‘My view? I…I…what would we do without them? They, erm…manage well-ordered households…as mothers too! They bring new human beings into the world, and nurture them, and make of them great men …and women…Will you marry me?’ 48