Let us change the subject; let us have a romance or a fable or a fairy tale.
Decidedly, I had walked into a fairy tale, or else I was dreaming!
Diabolus, like the bad genius in the fairy tale, survived for fresh mischief.
A dream had succeeded the nightmare, a fairy tale of a dream.
But I've been about to-day, and I asked questions, and—I'm going to tell you a fairy tale.