SVANE 150
 

The Angel

Whenever a good child dies, an angel of God comes down from heaven, takes the dead child in his arms, spread out his great white wings, and flies…

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SnowQueen
 

The Snow Queen

Original translation A Tale in Seven Stories First Story Which Has to Do with a Mirror and its Fragments Now then! We will begin. When the story…

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TravellingCompanion
 

The Traveling Companion

Original translation Poor john was greatly troubled, because his father was very ill and could not recover. Except for these two, there was no one…

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LittleIdaFlowers
 

Little Ida’s Flowers

Original translation "My poor flowers are quite dead," said little Ida. "They were so pretty last evening, but now every leaf has withered and…

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NaughtyBoy
 

The Naughty Boy

Original translation Once upon a time there was an old poet-one of those good, honest old poets. One evening, as he was sitting quietly in his home,…

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It'sQuitTrue
 

It’s Quite True

Original translation "It's a dreadful story!" said a hen, and she said it in a part of town, too, where it had not taken place. "It's a dreadful…

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RedShoes
 

The Red Shoes

Original translation There was once a little girl, very nice and very pretty, but so poor that she had to go barefooted all summer. And in winter…

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FirTree
 

The Fir Tree

Original translation Out in the woods stood such a pretty little fir tree. It grew in a good place, where it had plenty of sun and plenty of fresh…

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Thumbelina
 

Thumbelina

Original translation There once was a woman who wanted so very much to have a tiny little child, but she did not know where to find one. So she went…

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Swineherd
 

The Swineherd

Original translation Once there was a poor Prince. He had a kingdom; it was very tiny. Still it was large enough to marry upon, and on marriage his…

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LittleMermaid
 

The Little Mermaid

Original translation Far out in the ocean the water is as blue as the petals of the loveliest cornflower, and as clear as the purest glass. But it…

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FlyingTruck
 

The Flying Trunk

Original translation There once was a merchant so wealthy that he could have paved a whole street with silver, and still have had enough left over…

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The Til
 

The Little Match Girl

Original translation It was so terribly cold. Snow was falling, and it was almost dark. Evening came on, the last evening of the year. In the cold…

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PrincessandPea
 

The Princess on the Pea

Original translation Once there was a Prince who wanted to marry a Princess. Only a real one would do. So he traveled through all the world to find…

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ClumsyHans
 

Clumsy Hans

Original translation Out in the country there was an old mansion where an old squire lived with his two sons, who were so witty that they thought…

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TinderBox
 

The Tinder-box

Original Translation There came a soldier marching down the high road-one, two! one, two! He had his knapsack on his back and his sword at his side…

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SteadfastTinSoldier
 

The Brave Tin Soldier

Original translation There were once five-and-twenty tin soldiers. They were all brothers, born of the same old tin spoon. They shouldered their…

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UglyDuckling
 

The Ugly Duckling

Video Original translation It was so beautiful out on the country, it was summer- the wheat fields were golden, the oats were green, and down…

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LittleClausBigClaus
 

Little Claus and Big Claus

Original translation In a village there lived two men who had the self-same name. Both were named Claus. But one of them owned four horses, and the…

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Emperor'sNewClothes
 

The Emperor’s New Suit

Original translation Many years ago there was an Emperor so exceedingly fond of new clothes that he spent all his money on being well dressed. He…

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