01Mar
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In the Children’s Room

In the Children’s Room

Father and mother and all the brothers and sisters had gone to the theater; only little Anna and her grandfather were left at home. “We’ll put on a play, too,” he said, “and it can start right away.” “But we don’t have any theater!” said little Anna. “And we haven’t anybody to do the acting. […]

01Mar
2012
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Ib and Little Christine

Ib and Little Christine

Near the river Gudenaa in the forest of Silkeborg, a great ridge of land rises. This ridge is called Aasen, and it resembles a large ball. Below it, on the western side, stands a little farmhouse surrounded by very poor land; in fact, the sand of the soil can be seen through the sparse rye […]

01Mar
2012
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Heartache

Heartache

The story we have for you here is really divided into two parts. The first part could be omitted, but it gives us some preliminary information which is useful. We were staying at a manor house in the country, and it happened that the owner was absent for a day or so. Meanwhile a lady […]

01Mar
2012
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The Happy Family

The Happy Family

The biggest leaf we have in this country is certainly the burdock leaf. If you hold one in front of your little stomach, it’s just like a real apron; and in rainy weather, if you lay it on your head, it does almost as well as an umbrella. It’s really amazingly large. Now, a burdock […]

01Mar
2012
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The Great Sea Serpent

The Great Sea Serpent

There was a little sea fish of good family, the name of which I don’t remember; that the more learned will have to tell you. This little fish had eighteen hundred brothers and sisters, all the same age; they didn’t know their father or mother, so they had to care for themselves and swim about […]

01Mar
2012
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Great-Grandfather

Great-Grandfather

Great-Grandfather was so lovable, wise and good. All of us looked up to Great-Grandfather. As far back as I can remember, he was really called “Father’s Father,” and “Mother’s Father” as well, but when my Brother Frederick’s little son came along he was promoted, and got the title of “Great-Grandfather.” He could not expect to […]

01Mar
2012
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Grandmother

Grandmother

Grandmother is so very old; she has so many wrinkles, and her hair is completely white, but her eyes shine just like two stars; yes, yet they are much more beautiful; they are so gentle, so wonderful to look into. And then she knows the most delightful stories, and she has a gown of heavy, […]

01Mar
2012
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A Good Humor

A Good Humor

From my father I have inherited that most worthy of bequests-a cheerful temper. And who was my father? Well, that really has nothing to do with a good humor. He was thrifty and lively, fat and round; in fact, his exterior and interior were both at variance with his office. And what was his office, […]

01Mar
2012
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Golden Treasure

Golden Treasure

The drummer’s wife went to church and saw the new altar with painted pictures and carved angels. The angels were very beautiful, both those painted on cloth, in all their colors and glory, and those carved in wood, painted and gilded. Their hair shone like gold and sunshine and was beautiful to look at. But […]