The Adventures of Pinocchio HTML version

Chapter 16
The Lovely Maiden with Azure Hair sends for the poor Marionette, puts him to
bed, and calls three Doctors to tell her if Pinocchio is dead or alive
If the poor Marionette had dangled there much longer, all hope would have been
lost. Luckily for him, the Lovely Maiden with Azure Hair once again looked out of
her window. Filled with pity at the sight of the poor little fellow being knocked
helplessly about by the wind, she clapped her hands sharply together three
At the signal, a loud whirr of wings in quick flight was heard and a large Falcon
came and settled itself on the window ledge.
"What do you command, my charming Fairy?" asked the Falcon, bending his
beak in deep reverence (for it must be known that, after all, the Lovely Maiden
with Azure Hair was none other than a very kind Fairy who had lived, for more
than a thousand years, in the vicinity of the forest).
"Do you see that Marionette hanging from the limb of that giant oak tree?"
"I see him."
"Very well. Fly immediately to him. With your strong beak, break the knot which
holds him tied, take him down, and lay him softly on the grass at the foot of the
The Falcon flew away and after two minutes returned, saying, "I have done what
you have commanded."
"How did you find him? Alive or dead?"