Sphynxes half buried in sand, next sailed past them. Then came the Aurora Borealis blazing over the peaks of the north; they were fire- works which could not be imitated. The Prince was so happy, and he saw a hundred times more than we have described.
'Can I stay here always?' he asked. 'That depends upon yourself,' answered the Fairy. 'If you do not, like Adam, allow yourself to be tempted to do what is forbidden, you can stay here always.'