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Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

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Published: 1875
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,208 / 155 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.4
LoC Category: PZ
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 15,807
mnybks.net#: 576
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Young Readers,
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which the weavers are preparing is extraordinarily magnificent."

The whole city was talking of the splendid cloth which the Emperor had ordered to be woven at his own expense.

And now the Emperor himself wished to see the costly manufacture, while it was still in the loom. Accompanied by a select number of officers of the court, among whom were the two honest men who had already admired the cloth, he went to the crafty impostors, who, as soon as they were aware of the Emperor's approach, went on working more diligently than ever; although they still did not pass a single thread through the looms.

"Is not the work absolutely magnificent?" said the two officers of the crown, already mentioned. "If your Majesty will only be pleased to look at it! What a splendid design! What glorious colors!" and at the same time they pointed to the empty frames; for they imagined that everyone else could see this exquisite piece of workmanship.

"How is this?" said the Emperor to himself. "I can see n

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Average Rating of 4.8 from 4 reviews: *****
2011.12.09
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I have loved this author and book since reading it in braille at school.

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2009.10.22
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Good book.
I read it when I was a child.
Now I am grown up, and I still want to store it as a treasure

2007.11.25
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