A Fairy Tale by Ford Huffer later changed his name to Ford Madox Ford and is a well-known English novelist.
The Queen Who Flew begins with the following dedication: ‘TO A PRINCESS OF THE OLD TIME BEFORE US THIS TALE IS DOE AND DEDICATED’.
ONCE upon a time a Queen sat in her garden.
She was quite a young, young Queen ; but that was a long while ago, so she would be older now. But, for all she was Queen over a great and powerful country, she led a very quiet life, and sat a great deal alone in her garden watching the roses grow, and talking to a bat that hung, head downwards, with its wings folded, for all the world like an umbrella, beneath the shade of a rose tree overhanging her favourite marble seat She did not know much about the bat, not even that it could fly, for her servants and nurses would never allow her to be out at dusk, and the b.it was a great deal too weak-eyed to fly about in the broad daylight.