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Montag, 22. Juli 2024

Fairy Tales and Stories by Hans Christian Andersen with Illustrations by HANS TEGNER, 1st Part

Hans Christian Harald Tegner, known as Hans Tegner (30 November 1853 – 2 April 1932), was a Danish artist and illustrator. He is primarily known for his illustrations of literary works by Hans Christian Andersen and Ludvig Holberg and for his work for the Bing & Grøndahl porcelain factory.

Hans Tegner in 1881


THE FARMER LIFTED THE LID A LITTLE AND PEEPED UNDER.
(Frontispiece)


 

THE NIGHTINGAL WAS INDEED A GREAT SUCCESS



THE EMPEROR FELT AS IF SOMEONE WAS SITTING ON HIS CHEST, HE OPENED HIS EYES, AND THEN HE SAW IT WAS DEATH


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THE JUMPER ARRIVE AT THE KING'S PALACE.


THE SPRING-GOOSE SPRANG RIGHT INTO THE PRINCESS' LAB


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JOHANNES LAY ON HIS KNEES BY THE BED AND KISSED HIS DEAD FATHER'S HAND.

THEY SAT DOWN UNDER A BIG TREE TO EAT THEIR BREAKFAST

THE KING LED JOHANNES OUT INTO THE PRINCESS'GARDEN, IN EVERY TREE HUNG  THREE OR FOUR SKELETONS OF PRINCES WHO HAD WOOED THE PRINCESS.

THE QUEEN WENT DOWN ON HER KNEES AND HELD UP HER CROWN, BEGGING, "TAKE IT,  OH, TAKE IT!

THE TRAVELLING COMPANION FLEW BEHIND THE PRINCESS AND KEPT ON WHIPPING HER WITH ROD.

JOHANNES UNTIED HIS HANDKERCHIEF AND SHOWED THE PRINCESS THE UGLY HEAD OF THE TROLL.

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THE MONEY-BOX  WAS MADE IN THE SHAPE OF A PIG, AND HAD THE USUAL SLIT IN THE BACK



CRASH! THERE HE LAY ON THE FLOOR, ALL IN BITS AND PIECES, WHILE  THE MONEY ROLLED ABOUT.

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THE GALOSHES HAD THE PROPERTY OF INSTANTLY TRANSPORTING ANY ONE WHO PUT THEM ON, TO WHATEVER PLACE, OR TIME HE WISHED.


THE COUNCILOR SAW A LARGE FIELD BEFORE HIM, WITH A FEW BUSHES HERE AND THERE, AND BROAD STREAM LOWING THROUGH IT.

IT WAS ONE OF THE TAVERN OF THOSE DAYS. A NUMBER OF PEOPLE, CONSISTING OF SKIPPERS, CITIZENS, AND LEARNED PERSONAGES WERE SITTING THERE.

"BLESS ME!" SAID THE COUNSILOR, "HAVE I BEEN LYING HERE IN THE STREET, DREAMING?"

THE WATCHMAN SAT DOWN AGAIN AND BEGAN  NODDING. HE HAD STILL THE GALOSHES ON HIS FEET.


 He had still to get his bodv through, but there he stood in a fix.


"THE UPPER WINDOW IS OPEN", SAID THE CANARY, "FLY, FLAY AWAY!"

THE NEXT MOMENT HE WAS THE CLARK ONCE MORE , BUT HE FOUND HIMSELF SITTING ON THE TABLE IN HIS ROOM.

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A GREAT ATTACK OF TOOTHACHE WAS COMING ON.



IT WAS MISTRESS TOOTHACHE, HER TERRIBLE HIGHNESS!...I FELT AS IF A RED HOT AWL PASSED THROUGH MY CHEEKBONE.


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THE WITCH HOISTED THE SOLDIER UP FROM THE HOLOW TREE.



THE SOLDIER LIFTED THE DOG DOWN ON THE FLOOR AND OPENED THE CHEST.

THE SOLDIER COULD SEE THROUGH THE WINDOW HOW THE PEOPLE WERE HURRYING OUT OF THR TOWN TO SEE HIM HANGED. HE HEARED THE DRUMS GOING AND THE SOLDIERS MARCHING.

THE THREE DOGS DANCED IN FRONT O THE KINGS CARRIAGE AND CRIED "HURRAH!"


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"MY POOR FLOWERS ARE QUITE DEAD!" SAID LITTLE IDA.


DOWN ON THE FLOOR THE FLOWERS WERE DANCING MOST GRACEFULLY ROUND AND ROUND, HOLDING EACH OTHER BY  THEIR LONG, GREEN LEAVES.

THE FLOWERS LED SOPHIA INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE FLOOR AND DANCED WITH HER, SOME OF THEM FORMING A CIRCLE  ROUND HER.

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THE FLOERS OF THE ELDER TREESMELLED SO SWEETLY.


THE LID GRADUALLY LIFTED ITSELF AND LARGE BRANCHES OF THE ELDER-TREE SHOT FORTH FROM THE URN, EVEN THROUGH THE SPOUT.


UNDER THE TREE SAT AN OLD SAILOR AND HIS OLD WIFE, ELDER-TREE MOTHER SAT IN THE TREE AND LOOKED SO PLEASED.

"JUST AS I WAS STANDING THEREREADING YOUR LETTER, SOME ONE PUT HIS ARM ROUND MY WAIST - "

THE ELDER-TREE BRANCHES CLOSED AROUND THEM TILL THEY SEEMED TO SIT IN AN ARBOR, AND AWAY IT FLEW WITH THEM THROIGH THE AIR.

ELDER-TREE MOTHER TOOK TWO FLOWERS FROM HER WREATH AND PLACED THEM ON THE HEADS OF THE OLD COUPLES, WHEN EACH FLOWER BECAME A GOLDEN CROWN.