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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THE SNOW QUEEN
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of roses; and, in speaking of roses-, she thought of her own ; and she sang it to the little boy, and he sang, too,
The roses in the valleys grow
Where we the infant Christ shall know.
And the little ones held each other by the hand, kissed the
roses, looked at God's bright sunshine, and spoke to it, as if the Christ-child were there. What splendid summer days those were ! How beautiful it was without, among tne fresh rose bushes, which seemed as if they would never leave
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off blooming !