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 OLD GRAVESTONE                   421
about that they came to know each other and to fall in love. I was, as I have told you, a boy, *and only stood by and listened to what the others said ; but it filled me with
quite a strange emotion to listen to the old man, and to watch how his cheeks gradually flushed red when he spoke of the days of their courtship, and told how beautiful she was, and how many little innocent pretexts he had invented to meet her. And then he talked of the wedding-day, and his eyes gleamed ; he seemed to talk himself back into that