The Complete Fairy Tales & Other Stories
By Hans Christian Andersen - online book

Oxford Complete Illustrated Edition all his stories written between 1835 and 1872.

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suit me well ? ' And then he turned again to the mirror, for he wanted it to appear as if he contemplated his adorn­ment with great interest.
The chamberlains, who were to carry the train, stooped down with their hands towards the floor, just as if they were picking up the mantle ; then they pretended to be
holding something up in the air. They did not dare to let it be noticed that they saw nothing.
So the emperor went in procession under the rich canopy, and every one in the streets said, ' How incomparable are the emperor's new clothes ! what a train he has to his mantle ! how it fits him ! ' 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.