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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a horse-slaughterer nor an executioner ; on the contrary, his office placed him at the head of th^most respectable gentry of the town ; and he held his place by right, for it
was his right place. He had to go first, before the bishop even, and before the Princes of the Blood. He always went first>—for he was the driver of the hearse !
There, now it's out ! And I will confess that when people saw my father sitting perched up on the omnibus of death,