●Sweet surrender

‘You are blind now’ he said, ‘so I will stay with you always.’
‘No, little Swallow’ said the poor Prince, ‘you must go away to Egypt.’
‘I will stay with you always’ said the Swallow, and he slept at the Prince’s feet.
The poor little Swallow grew colder and colder, but he would not leave the Prince, he loved him too well.