Stories

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1891 - Fairy tales - 205 pages
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Page 147 - Except ye become as little children, ye cannot enter the kingdom of heaven'!
Page 156 - Emperor's garden was admirably arranged. And it extended so far, that the gardener himself did not know where the end was. If a man went on and on, he came into a glorious forest with high trees and deep lakes. The wood extended straight down to the sea, which was blue and deep; great ships could sail...
Page 193 - No one would let it be perceived that he could see nothing, for that would have shown that he was not fit for his office, or was very stupid. No clothes of the Emperor's had ever had such a success as these. "But he has nothing on!
Page 83 - He hasn't paid toll — he hasn't shown his passport !" But the stream became stronger and stronger. The Tin Soldier could see the bright daylight where the arch ended; but he heard a roaring noise which might well frighten a bolder man. Only think — just where the tunnel ended...
Page 192 - Yes," said all the cavaliers; but they could not see anything, for nothing was there.
Page 18 - And then she pinched it in the neck, and smoothed its feathers. "Moreover it is a drake," she said, "and therefore it is not of so much consequence. I think he will be very strong: he makes his way already." "The other ducklings are graceful enough," said the old Duck. "Make yourself at home; and if you find an eel's head, you may bring it to me.
Page 190 - Emperor soon sent again, dispatching another honest officer of the court, to see how the weaving was going on, and if the stuff would soon be ready. He fared just like the first: he looked and looked, but, as there was nothing to be seen but the empty looms, he could see nothing. "Is not that a pretty piece of stuff?
Page 43 - I am by no means old," said he. "I came from the wood this winter; I am in my prime, and am only rather short for my age." "What delightful stories you know!" said the Mice; and the next night they came with four other little Mice, who were to hear what the Tree recounted; and the more he related the more plainly he remembered all himself; and it appeared as if those times had really been happy times.
Page 162 - ... cook. All were in full dress, and all looked at the little gray bird, to which the Emperor nodded. And the Nightingale sang so gloriously that the tears came into the Emperor's eyes...
Page 187 - He did not care about his soldiers, nor about the theatre, and only liked to drive out and show his new clothes. He had a coat for every hour of the day; and just as they say of a king, " He is in council," so they always said of him, " The Emperor is in the wardrobe.

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