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Godfather’s Picture Book

Godfather’s Picture Book

Godfather could tell stories, so many of them and such long ones, and he could cut out paper figures and draw pictures. When it was nearly Christmas he would bring out a scrapbook with clean white pages, and on these he pasted pictures cut out of books and newspapers; and if there weren’t enough for […]

01Mar
2012
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God Can Never Die

God Can Never Die

It was a Sunday morning. The sun shone brightly and warmly into the room, as the air, mild and refreshing, flowed through the open window. And out under God’s blue heaven, where fields and meadows were covered with greens and flowers, all the little birds rejoiced. While joy and contentment were everywhere outside, in the […]

01Mar
2012
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The Goblin and the Woman

The Goblin and the Woman

You know the Goblin, but do you know the Woman-the Gardener’s wife? She was very well read and knew poems by heart; yes, and she could write them, too, easily, except that the rhymes-“clinchings,” as she called them-gave her a little trouble. She had the gift of writing and the gift of speech; she could […]

01Mar
2012
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The Girl Who Trod on the Loaf

The Girl Who Trod on the Loaf

You have quite likely heard of the girl who trod on a loaf so as not to soil her pretty shoes, and what misfortunes this brought upon her. The story has been written and printed, too. She was a poor child, but proud and arrogant, and people said she had a bad disposition. When but […]

01Mar
2012
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The Gate Key

The Gate Key

Every key has a history, and there are many kinds of keys – a chamberlain’s key, a watch key, Saint Peter’s key. We could tell you about all the keys; but now we will only tell about the councilor’s gate key. It had come into being at a locksmith’s, but it might well have believed […]

01Mar
2012
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The Garden of Paradise

The Garden of Paradise

There was once a king’s son, no one had so many beautiful books as he. In them he could read of everything that had ever happened in this world, and he could see it all pictured in fine illustrations. He could find out about every race of people and every country, but there was not […]

01Mar
2012
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The Gardener and the Noble Family

The Gardener and the Noble Family

About four miles from the city stood an old manor house with thick walls, towers, and pointed gables. Here lived, but only in the summer season, a rich and noble family. Of all the different estates they owned, this was the best and the most beautiful; on the outside it looked as if it had […]

01Mar
2012
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The Galoshes of Fortune

The Galoshes of Fortune

It was in Copenhagen, in one of the houses on East Street, not far from King’s Newmarket, that someone was giving a large party. For one must give a party once in a while, if one expects to be invited in return. Half of the guests were already at the card tables, and the rest […]

01Mar
2012
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Fourth Evening

Fourth Evening

“Last night I saw a German play, ” the Moon said. “It was in a small town, where a stable had been converted into a theater; that is to say, the stalls were still there, but had been fitted up as boxes, and all the woodwork was covered with colored paper. From the low roof […]