copyright 1939; by Georgette LeBlanc (Madame Maurice Maeterlinck); illustrations by Doris and Marion Henderson; Grosset & Dunlap publishers, New York; hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; no dust jacket.
Chapter I, The Woodcutter's Cottage -
Once upon a time a woodcutter and his wife lived in their cottage on the edge of a large forest. Of their nice children, only two remained alive. The eldest was a boy named Tyltyl, who was ten years old. Mytyl, his little sister, was only six.
Tyltyl was a fine, tall little fellow with curly black hair. He was a great favorite because of his smiling face and his sunny and coruageous nature.
His little sister was as fair as Tyltyl was dark. Her large timid eyes were as blue as the foret-me-nots in the fields. Easily frightened, Mytyl was devoted to her brother and followed him unquestioningly wherever he went.
The Tyl cottage was the poorest in that countryside...