[...]bowers. And w kiss me once more, Nora, and kiss me, Connla. May luck and joy go with you, and all gentleness be upon you both. 1 Then the children said good-by to the mermaid, and the rocks opened for them and they passed through, and soon they found themselves in a meadow starred with flowers, and through the meadow sped a sunlit stream. They followed the stream until it led them into a garden of roses, and beyond the garden, standing on a gentle hill, was a palace white as sw. Before the palace was a crowd of fairy maidens pelting each other [...].