Flemish Legend The Three Sisters by Charles de Coster Chapter 7

Of the youngest sister and the beautiful angel

And suddenly they saw a young man, of a beauty more than earthly, clad in a robe of the colour of the setting sun.

Kindly he looked at them.

Knowing him for God’s angel, the three ladies fell on their faces before him.

But the youngest, bolder than the others, as is the way with children, dared to steal a look at the fair ambassador, and, seeing him so comely, took heart and smiled.

The angel took her by the hand, saying to her and to her sisters: “Come and follow me.”

This they did.

And thence they came to the spot where the church now stands, and the angel said to them: “This is the place.”

“Thank you, My Lord,” said the youngest joyously.