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The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

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Author: Selma Lagerlöf
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 155,148 / 426 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.9
LoC Category: PZ
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 2,153
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 8035
Origin: gutenberg.org
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he had also bewitched the wooden shoes, he was even more troubled. It was evidently his intention that this affliction should last a long time.

On the wooden board-walk in front of the cottage, hopped a gray sparrow. He had hardly set eyes on the boy before he called out: "Teetee! Teetee! Look at Nils goosey-boy! Look at Thumbietot! Look at Nils Holgersson Thumbietot!"

Instantly, both the geese and the chickens turned and stared at the boy; and then they set up a fearful cackling. "Cock-el-i-coo," crowed the rooster, "good enough for him! Cock-el-i-coo, he has pulled my comb." "Ka, ka, kada, serves him right!" cried the hens; and with that they kept up a continuous cackle. The geese got together in a tight group, stuck their heads together and asked: "Who can have done this? Who can have done this?"

But the strangest thing of all was, that the boy understood what they said. He was so astonished, that he stood there as if rooted to the doorstep, and listened. "It must be because I am changed into an e

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