The Snow Queen

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SnowQueen

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 is done you shall know a great deal more than you do know. He was a terribly bad hobgoblin, a goblin of the very wickedest sort and, in […]

Little Ida’s Flowers

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LittleIdaFlowers

Original translation “My poor flowers are quite dead,” said little Ida. “They were so pretty last evening, but now every leaf has withered and drooped. Why do they do that?” she asked the student who sat on the sofa. She was very fond of him because he told such good stories and could cut such amusing […]

The Red Shoes

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RedShoes

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 she had to wear thick wooden shoes that chafed her ankles until they were red, oh, as red as could be. In the middle of the village lived […]

The Ugly Duckling

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UglyDuckling

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 among the green meadows the hay was stacked. There the stork minced about on his red legs, clacking away in Egyptian, which was the language his mother had taught him. […]