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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' I got a cow in exchange for the horse,' said he.
' Heaven be thanked for the milk ! ' said she. ' Now we shall have milk-food, and butter and cheese on the table ! That was a most capital exchange ! '
1 Yes, but I changed the cow for a sheep.'
* Ah, that's better still ! ' cried the wife. ' You always
think of everything : we have just pasture enough for a sheep. Ewe's milk and cheese, and woollen jackets and stockings ! The cow cannot give those, and her hairs will only come off. How you think of everything ! ' 1 But I changed away the sheep for a goose.' ' Then this year we shall really have a Martinmas goose to eat, my dear old man. You are always thinking of