The Blue Faience Hippopotamus

 

Long ago, long, long ago, in the Land of the Pharaohs, there lived a beautiful Egyptian Princess. But, she was not happy. Her father, the Pharaoh, was known to be cruel and harsh and the only care her brothers and sisters had was who among them would succeed to the throne. Her mother, who she loved dearly, died when the princess was young. She wished for one thing and one thing only that she would find someone who would love her for who she was inside and not the wealth she would inherit. As the princess grew so did her loneliness. …

 

 

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3 thoughts on “The Blue Faience Hippopotamus”

  1. OMG! I got my little “William” from a NY museum when I was a teenager….
    I was so drawn to the little hippo that I spent a lot of money to get him….and $ was hard to come by then…
    I never knew the story/ tale behind my little treasure.
    I’ve now shared this story with my kids who grew up with little “William” And my grandkids.
    Thank you so much for sharing!

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