HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
The Emperors New Clothes
THE VISION OF CAGLIOSTRO
MAGA IN AMERICA
THE TIMES OF GEORGE II
ART IN THE EARLY CHRISTIAN AGES
HOUNDS AND HORSES AT ROME
MY FRIEND THE DUTCHMAN
opinion of its own, they never would allow.
"'Can you lay eggs?' asked the hen.
"'Well, then, hold your tongue.'
"Can you put up your back and purr?' said the tom-cat.
"'Well, then, you ought to have no opinion of your own, where sensible people are speaking.'
"And the duck sat in the corner, and was very sad; when suddenly it took it into its head to think of the fresh air and the sunshine; and it had such an inordinate longing to swim on the water, that it could not help telling the hen of it.
"'What next, I wonder!' said the hen, 'you have nothing to do, and so you sit brooding over such fancies. Lay eggs, or purr, and you'll forget them.'
"'But it is so delightful to swim on the water!' said the duck--'so delightful when it dashes over one's head, and one dives down to the very bottom.'
"'Well, that must be a fine pleasure!' said the hen. 'You are crazy, I think. Ask the cat, who is the cleverest man I know, if he would li