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Stories by various Scandinavian writers

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Author: Anonymous
Language: English
Wordcount: 35,114 / 105 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 682
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Origin: gutenberg.org

The Father by Bjornstjerne Bjornson; When Father Brought Home The Lamp by Juhani Aho; The Flying Mail by M. Goldschmidt; The Railroad And The Churchyard by Bjornstjerne Bjornson; Two Friends by Alexander Kielland; Hopes by Frederika Bremer

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big bottle, and poured something out of it into a smaller bottle. We should have very much liked to ask what was in this bottle, but we daren't, for father looked so solemn about it that it quite frightened us.

But when he drew the lamp a little lower down from the ceiling and began to bustle about it and unscrew it, mother could contain herself no longer, and asked him what he was doing.

"I am pouring oil into the lamp."

"Well, but you're taking it to pieces! How will you ever get everything you have unscrewed into its proper place again?"

Neither mother nor we knew what to call the thing which father took out from the glass holder.

Father said nothing, but he bade us keep further off. Then he filled the glass holder nearly full from the smaller bottle, and we now guessed that there was oil in the larger bottle also.

"Well, won't you light it now?" asked mother again, when all the unscrewed things had been put back into their places and father hoisted the lamp up to

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