“The Happy Hypocrite”

by Max Beerbohm, 1897

This grownup fairytale is tender and profound. Written by great illustrator and writer Max Beerbohm, thanks to our digital world you can read it online, though I highly recommend you buy an old edition, settle in with a warm mug and get ready to feel moved and transformed. 

Online copy: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/36497/36497-h/36497-h.htm