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ID
b37
Title
The King Who Lived on Air
Genre
Story
Page Count
10
Word Count
2220
Publication Year
1929
Document Types
Children's Literature
Social Commentary
Fantasies

A fantasy involving an indolent king, insensitive to the suffering of his people, who discovers compassion before dying in a state of spiritual exaltation.

For similar pieces see The Seekers and The Peach-tree. In Seven Tales and Alexander (1929).