The Fairy Bower
T HAT part of the Enchanted Isle which was kissed by the rising sun was called Dawna; the kingdom that was tinted rose and purpose by the setting sun was known as Auriel; and the southland, where fruits and flowers abounded, was the kingdom of Plenta. Up at the north lay Heg, the home of the great barons who feared not even the men of Spor; and in the Kingdom of Heg our story opens.
Upon a beautiful plain stood the castle of the great Baron Merd -- renowned alike in war and peace, and second in importance only to the King of Heg. It was a castle of vast extent, built with thick walls and protected by strong gates. In front of it sloped a pretty stretch of