Then the Prince
, taking a bunch of copper keys from his pocket, undid the great double locks.
In the midst of this forest she built a palace which had not its equal for beauty in the whole world, and then she considered that she had done enough to make any prince happy.
In his secret heart the Prince got tired of his mother's constant talk on this subject; and when one day she quitted the palace to attend to some business, begging him never to go beyond the grounds, he at once jumped at the chance of disobeying her.
The marshal introduced the two young men and placed them face to face with the prince.
Speak, gentlemen," said the prince, saluting them; "first speak; we shall have time afterward for the usual compliments.
I regret very much," continued the prince, "that you should have retired from the service, monsieur le comte, for it is more than probable that the king will soon have a war with Holland or England, and opportunities for distinguishing himself would not be wanting for a man who, like you, knows Great Britain as well as you do France.
I never had so much money before," said the young prince, joyously, as he crossed the chamber with his favorite to go to his carriage.
From this time Prince Camaralzaman was admitted to the royal council, and the king showed him every mark of favour.
The prince was less surprised but no less firm than on the former occasion, and begged his father not to press the subject, adding that it was quite useless to urge him any longer.
The eyes of the Happy Prince were filled with tears, and tears were running down his golden cheeks.
My courtiers called me the Happy Prince, and happy indeed I was, if pleasure be happiness.
When the prince
pointed out that there was nothing new about that, for that they had always behaved in this manner together, Colia did not know what to say; in fact he could not explain what it was that specially worried him, just now, about his father.