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Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

Second Series

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Published: 1886
Language: English
Wordcount: 69,706 / 192 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.8
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 3,225
Added to site: 2010.05.29
mnybks.net#: 27945
Origin: gutenberg.org

It adds a charm to the little stories of these two volumes to know that the genial author traveled widely for a man of his time and everywhere was urged to tell the tales himself. This he did with equal charm in the kitchens of the humble and in the courts and palaces of nobles.

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y were going to do.

"We can cut out a nice piece of turf for the lark here," said one of the boys; and he began to cut a square piece round the daisy, so that she stood just in the center.

[Illustration: So the daisy remained, and was put with the turf in the lark's cage.]

"Pull up the flower," said the other boy; and the daisy trembled with fear, for to pluck her up would destroy her life and she wished so much to live and to be taken to the captive lark in his cage.

"No, let it stay where it is," said the boy, "it looks so pretty." So the daisy remained, and was put with the turf in the lark's cage. The poor bird was complaining loudly about his lost freedom, beating his wings against the iron bars of his prison. The little daisy could make no sign and utter no word to console him, as she would gladly have done. The whole morning passed in this manner.

"There is no water here," said the captive lark; "they have all gone out and have forgotten to give me a drop to drink. My

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