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The Ice-Maiden

and Other Tales

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Published: 1863
Language: English
Wordcount: 24,716 / 65 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 2,439
Added to site: 2006.06.17
mnybks.net#: 14021
Origin: gutenberg.org

The Ice-Maiden
The Butterfly
The Psyche
The Snail and the Rose-Tree
Translated by Fanny Fuller.

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quarry-stones serve as bridges; they pass the alder-bush and descend the mountain where the glacier has detached itself from the mountain side; they cross over the glacier, over the blocks of ice, and go around them. Rudy was obliged to creep a little, to walk a little, his eyes sparkled with delight, and he trod as firmly with his iron-shod mountain shoes, as though he wished to leave his foot-prints where he had stepped. The black mud which the mountain stream had poured upon the glacier gave it a calcined appearance, but the bluish-green, glassy ice still shone through it. They were obliged to go around the little ponds which were dammed up by blocks of ice; during these wanderings they came too near a large stone, which lay tottering on the brink of a crevice in the ice. The stone lost its equilibrium, it fell, rolled and the echo resounded from the deep hollow paths of the glacier.

Up, ever up; the glacier stretched itself on high--as a river, of wildly heaped up masses of ice, compressed among t

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